Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park!
The Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park is a USDA licensed privately owned zoo that has been in in operation since 1983. Our purpose is to educate the public about the native wildlife and to provide the opportunity to see these beautiful animals up close in natural habitats.
Why are they here?.....
Regardless of their history, all of our "wild" animals have all lost their fear of people and do not have the skills to survive in the wild. If released, they would most likely be killed trying to get to people for food or starve to death due to lack of survival skills. Additionally none of our animals are candidates for rehabilitation for release to the wild due to human acclimation.
Where did our animals come from....
All of our animals are non-releasable. Some were rescues from people who had them for pets and realized they did not make suitable pets. Some of our animals came from other zoo's or facilities that were closed or overcrowded or just needed to be placed in a different home for one reason or another. Some were rescues from the wild who were injured or orphaned at a very young age and unable to be rehabilitated. We are not permitted to capture or take in an animal from the wild; all of our animals must be approved from the state licensing agent.