The Wild Animal Sanctuary Acquires 22,450 Acres of Land for Newly Shaped Wild Horse Refuge Property

The Wild Animal Sanctuary Acquires 22,450 Acres of Land for Newly Shaped Wild Horse Refuge Property

CRAIG, Colo., Jan. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Wild Animal Sanctuary, A Colorado Non-Revenue Company, broadcasts the latest acquisition of a giant parcel of land situated in northwest Colorado not removed from the historic city of Steamboat Springs. With greater than 22,450 acres of land spanning throughout 29 sq. miles, this contiguous parcel of land represents a landmass bigger than Manhattan Island.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary bought the land for its newly created Wild Horse Refuge, which can serve to rescue and defend a whole bunch of Colorado’s native wild horses, that are also called Mustangs.  The Refuge is being created in response to the Bureau of Land Administration’s (BLM) wild horse spherical up operations which started in early 2022 and have been carried out inside Colorado’s Sand Wash Basin and Piceance-East Douglas Herd Administration Areas (HMA).

The land, which consists of rolling hills and canyons coated in native grasses, sagebrush, and juniper timber, and options Lay Creek meandering via a big portion of the property, would be the good habitat for wild Mustangs to dwell and roam freely.

As a consequence of its huge dimension, the newly fashioned Refuge is already dwelling to an array of native wildlife, equivalent to varmints, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, elk, pronghorn, dove, sage grouse, geese, duck, golden and bald eagles. The land was previously operated as a big cattle ranch and breeding operation however will now be devoted solely to saving Colorado’s native wild horses.

Previously referred to as the Rio Ro Mo Ranch, The Wild Animal Sanctuary plans to hold on the custom of being a wonderful land steward because it turns into one of many largest free roaming wild horse sanctuaries in the US.  Because the Refuge strikes ahead within the coming months, there are plans to rescue and supply a life-long dwelling to as many as 500 head of untamed Mustangs.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary has been rescuing captive wildlife, horses, and lots of different species of animals for greater than 43 years and at the moment operates three different amenities for rescued animals. With a 1,214-acre facility situated close to Denver, CO, in addition to a second 10,000-acre facility situated in southeast Colorado close to the city of Springfield, and a 3rd facility situated simply west of Fort Price, TX; complete acreage for the group now quantities to greater than 33,000-acres.

Denver is situated 4.5 hours southeast of the newly fashioned Wild Horse Refuge, whereas Salt Lake Metropolis, UT is 4 hours to the west. For extra details about The Wild Animal Sanctuary or its Wild Horse Refuge, go to or

SOURCE The Wild Animal Sanctuary