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

Timothy Hill

CRAIG, Colo., Jan. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Wild Animal Sanctuary, A Colorado Non-Financial gain Corporation, announces the latest acquisition of a large parcel of land situated in northwest Colorado not considerably from the historic city of Steamboat Springs. With extra than 22,450 acres of land spanning throughout 29 sq. miles, this contiguous parcel of land signifies a landmass larger sized than Manhattan Island.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary purchased the land for its newly established Wild Horse Refuge, which will provide to rescue and defend hundreds of Colorado’s native wild horses, which are also regarded as Mustangs.  The Refuge is becoming developed in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse spherical up operations which started in early 2022 and were being accomplished within just Colorado’s Sand Wash Basin and Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Regions (HMA).

The land, which consists of rolling hills and canyons covered in indigenous grasses, sagebrush, and juniper trees, and functions Lay Creek meandering via a significant part of the property, will be the perfect habitat for wild Mustangs to dwell and roam freely.

Due to its wide size, the recently formed Refuge is already household to an array of indigenous wildlife, such as varmints, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, elk, pronghorn, dove, sage grouse, geese, duck, golden and bald eagles. The land was previously operated as a huge cattle ranch and breeding procedure but will now be devoted solely to preserving Colorado’s indigenous wild horses.

Previously known as the Rio Ro Mo Ranch, The Wild Animal Sanctuary strategies to carry on the custom of becoming an exceptional land steward as it becomes one particular of the most significant free roaming wild horse sanctuaries in the United States.  As the Refuge moves ahead in the coming months, there are ideas to rescue and offer a lifestyle-lengthy home to as several as 500 head of wild Mustangs.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary has been rescuing captive wildlife, horses, and many other species of animals for more than 43 yrs and now operates a few other amenities for rescued animals. With a 1,214-acre facility located in the vicinity of Denver, CO, as properly as a next 10,000-acre facility located in southeast Colorado in close proximity to the city of Springfield, and a third facility located just west of Fort Truly worth, TX full acreage for the firm now amounts to much more than 33,000-acres.

Denver is situated 4.5 hrs southeast of the newly fashioned Wild Horse Refuge, whilst Salt Lake Town, UT is 4 several hours to the west. For additional information about The Wild Animal Sanctuary or its Wild Horse Refuge, take a look at or

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