A B O U T U S
Keepers of the Wild, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is currently home to over 150 exotic and indigenous wild animals that were rescued, surrendered by an owner, or placed with us by other animal welfare agencies. Animals placed at Keepers of the Wild can depend on a safe and life-long home. Keepers of the Wild has a strict "No Breeding" policy with a special focus on advocacy, education and protection.
We continually strive to fulfill our mission to educate the public and to rescue, rehabilitate and provide life-long care to exotic and indigenous wildlife. Additionally, we are collaborating with several organizations to get legislation passed to stop the use of exotic animals in traveling circuses and exhibits. With pending legislation, the time is near when laws will be passed to stop the private ownership, breeding and the exploitation of exotic animals. With your continued support, we will make this a reality!
Keepers of the Wild has built a solid reputation throughout its 23 year history. Keepers of the Wild is an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and was awarded a National Charity Seal for meeting the highest standards of charity accountability from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Keepers of the Wild has built a base of loyal supporters, been the recipient of numerous commendations and awards for excellence in animal care, and earned the highest ratings with charity watchdogs including Charity Navigator, Guidestar, Great Nonprofits, and BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
The sanctuary is fully licensed by the United States Dept. of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.), the United States Dept. of the Interior (U.S.D.I.), the Department of Wildlife, and Arizona Fish & Game. Keepers of the Wild has received numerous commendations and awards including Nevada Wildlife Federation, the S.P.C.A., the Humane Society and Arizona Attorneys' & Sheriffs' Association.
Keepers of the Wild is an internationally recognized sanctuary and has been featured on a number of local, national and international educational film projects, documentaries, news broadcasts, articles and magazines including National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery, the History Channel, Anderson Cooper, Montel Williams, Smithsonian Magazine, Route 66 Magazine, Chronicle of Philanthropy , U.S. Journal and many others. Most recent appearances include Furthest From the Wild, PBS, Billy Connolly’s Route 66, HDNet World Report, and AAA Highroads.
Keepers of the Wild is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the protection of abused, neglected, abandoned and retired captive wildlife. To provide the best standard of care and help enforce the humane treatment of all animals.
The preservation and protection of wildlife and the environment is paramount in our goals.
Through education and public awareness we seek to alleviate all animals suffering and help eliminate use of wild animals as pets and their exploitation in show business.
In 1995, Jonathan Kraft established Keepers of the Wild (KOTW) as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal sanctuary. Follow this link to learn more about our founder, Jonathan Kraft.
Over the years, Jonathan has worked with local, state, national, and international law enforcement and animal welfare agencies to assist with rescues, rehabilitation or providing a permanent home to both indigenous and exotic animals.
The sanctuary, which started operating in Las Vegas, NV in 1995 and relocated to Mohave County Arizona. First at White Hills, AZ on 32 acres of land and then moved to Valentine, AZ where we are currently located on 175 acres of land.