Safari’s Sanctuary is not a wildlife park; it is a private exotic wildlife rescue organization that has about 200 animals in its care. The mission of the organization since it started in 1995 is to give the abandoned exotic animals a home where they can stay forever. Majority of the animals in the rescue shelter used to be pets. That’s why Safari’s Sanctuary also aims to educate the area for future animals to be saved from having the same sad fate. Education is the center’s aim to prevent future rescues.
The sanctuary also has the Zoo 2 You which is an educational and entertaining way to enable exotic animals to be closer to people by bringing them into special events. It may be a birthday party or a festival. Through interaction with the animals, the public will be educated on the difficulties of handling and caring for exotic wild animals which helps prevent future rescues.
The exotic wildlife rescue enter has taken care of the following animals: primates, wolves, kangaroos, birds, bears, reptiles, and big cats. The reality remains that most people don’t know what they get into when they purchase exotic animals. It is truly life-changing and labor intensive. This is the reason for the existence of the Safari’s Sanctuary. You have to remember that the big zoos you know don’t really do the rescuing. Only smaller rescue centers do and they are dependent on private funding and donations.
Safari’s Sanctuary also invites volunteers to help in managing the rescue center. There are those who render volunteer work for one day every week while others do it every day.
26881 East 58th St. Broken Arrow, OK 74014