I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVENT AND MY VISIT, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault. I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity. I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity. In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:
(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: The Wild Animal Sanctuary, (TWAS) and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers;
(B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.
I acknowledge that TWAS and their directors, officers, volunteers, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.
I acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, falling hazards, injuries from sharp objects, burns from hot metal walkways and objects, tripping on stairs, sidewalks, transitions, ramps and weather-related dangers, including but not limited to heatstroke, overexertion, slipping on wet surfaces, and/or dehydration due to excessive heat and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, monitors, and/or producers of the activity. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers.
I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity.
I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns.
I certify that I am 18 years of age or older, or that I am the legal guardian and/or parent of the minor passenger using the services of TWAS with authority to sign this document on said minor’s behalf. If I am signing for a minor passenger, all waivers, releases, assumptions of risk, terms of agreement, representations, acknowledgments, and certifications apply equally to such minor.
The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.
I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) is an international animal welfare organization that rescues and cares for large carnivores who were abused, abandoned, illegally kept, or victims of other inhumane situations. Since these animals were born in captivity and raised by humans, they often carry brutal reminders of their past life such as broken teeth and missing claws, so they can never be returned to the wild. We provide lifelong care and large-acreage habitats on our 10,473 acres of land where they can enjoy life as close to “wild” as possible. The Wild Animal Sanctuary is currently home to over 650+ animals including Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Tigers, African Lions, Wolves, Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Lynx, Foxes and others.
Thousands of visitors yearly are educated about the Captive Wildlife Crisis, the plight of approximately 30,000 large carnivores living outside the zoo system in the United States. These animals are forced to live in places like roadside attractions, petting zoos, magic acts, shopping malls and even in backyards, basements and garages. Like guns, drugs, and contraband, law enforcement agencies continually confiscate wild animals from illegal situations that include breeding compounds, failed facilities, and private owners throughout the United States.
Our motto is “Saving one animal may not change the world… but surely, for that one animal, the world will change forever!”
The Wild Animal Sanctuary
2999 County Road 53
Keenesburg, CO 80643
Regular Visiting Hours
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM to Sunset