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Two big cats have a new life at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg

Posted at 6:33 PM, Dec 11, 2018
Lambert the lion is now living at the Wild Life Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO.

KEENESBURG – It took three years, but two big cats are finally at their new permanent home at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg.

Lambert the Lion and Tasha Joy the tiger are the last two wild animals from the former Saipan Zoo that was completely destroyed by a typhoon in 2015. The trip took staff members 6 days and they traveled roughly 13,000 miles to rescue the two 15-year old cats.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a 789-acre animal sanctuary located near Keenesburg, Colorado. They opened the facility back in 1980 and they specialize in rescuing and caring for large predators which are being ill-treated, for which their owners can no longer care, or which might otherwise be euthanized.

Tasha Joy is a 15-year old tiger from the former Saipan Zoo.