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The Face of Animal Welfare

Wild Animal Sanctuary

Over the course of 23 years, Becca Miceli has cared for and treated over 1000 Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves, and other large carnivores at The Wild Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit located 30 miles outside of Denver. As the Chief Science and Animal Welfare Officer, Becca finds herself every day having the opportunity to make a heartfelt difference in the lives of rescued animals. From utilizing her vast knowledge to assist in domestic or international animal rescues, to managing a full-time animal care staff, everything she does is with the sole purpose of ensuring that each rescued animal is given the best possible care to help them live a long, happy, and exceedingly healthy life at the Sanctuary.

This is no easy feat—The Wild Animal Sanctuary is the largest and oldest carnivore sanctuary in the world with more than 600 current rescued animals that all came from horrific exploitative, neglectful, or abusive situations. Her experience makes Becca one of the foremost large carnivore medical experts in the country and somebody who has dedicated her life to the betterment of animal welfare. For Becca, this work feeds her heart and soul…and as silly or as backwards as it may sound, her proudest moments when working with these rescued animals is when they decide that they do not need you anymore…when they are surrounded by their companions, able to make their own choices, express their likes and dislikes, and live peacefully within their large acreage habitats—to be truly free.

(303) 536-0118
2999 County Road 53, Keenesburg