ADI Wildlife Sanctuary – A place of loving kindness

The summer rains left our dirt roads damaged and often impassable. Good roads are essential for the welfare of our rescued animals, and for any emergencies like fighting wildfires and getting a lion or tiger to the hospital if needed. Can you help? Your donation will be doubled. Click here.

Providing a peaceful, secure refuge, the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary gives abused, rescued animals, respect and a life of loving kindness, as close as possible to what nature intended.

Set in 455 acres, the environmentally friendly sanctuary, with four natural wells, solar-powered state-of-the-art security fencing and solar water pumps bringing fresh spring water to auto-filling troughs to each habitat, our residents have space to roam free.

Later this year, we plan to start developing the J. Jarie Jensen Veterinary Center, where we will be able to treat animals within the sanctuary in order to avoid needing to transport them when they are sick. We also hope to benefit from visiting veterinary students and specialists from across the world.

As well as lifelong care for rescued animals, this sanctuary campaigns to change the world for animals, through education and public awareness. Our on-site Jean Warner Sprague Education Center teaches the next generation about the needs of animals and threats they face – helping animals today and into the future.

Assisting governments with strategic support and enforcement of animal protection laws, Animal Defenders International conducts large-scale animal seizures including removing ALL circus animals; we have emptied circuses in Guatemala, Bolivia and Peru and taken the first group of Colombia’s circus animals, following circus bans in those countries. These rescue operations have global impact, raising awareness worldwide, and encouraging other governments to act.

Donate now to support our sanctuary for rescued circus animals.

Read the latest news from the Sanctuary

Lion loyalty

Recently, Tarzan was unwell. Taking no chances, we took him to hospital. But he was miserable there and refused to eat or take his medication. The solution – bring his Tanya in early for her dental check!

Catnip time!

Huge thanks to Kunduchi Pet Products, a company based in South Africa, for donating 10kg of catnip to provide our rescued lions and tigers fun enrichment.