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Animal Sanctuary of the United States-Wild Animal Orphanage (Established 1983)
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Director: Carol Asvestas
Phone: 210 688-9038   Fax: 210 688-9514   E-Mail:
9488 Leslie Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78254 UNITED STATES

Mission: To provide unwanted wild and exotic animals and primates a permanent sanctuary. To provide research primates a permanent retirement facility.
To develope a good working relationship with those that work with primates in the field of research.

Clientele: Research Facilities, general public, animal welfare organizations, law enforcement officials.

Principal Research Programs: Constantly upgrading and constructing large natural areas for several species of non-human primates, such as chimpanzees, long tailed macaques, rhesus macaques, capuchin monkeys, marmosets, barbary macaques on 102 heavily treed, secluded acres NW Bexar county.This is one of two facilities that the sanctuary has. This facility is not open to the public and operates under bio-safety level 2 procedures. Over 600 unwanted wild, exotic and domestic animals including 350 primates have found solace at the sanctuary.

Training Opportunities: Animal Sanctuary of the United States-Wild Animal Orphanage 10acre tract facility is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday for guided educational tours from 11am-5pm, scheduled group tours for groups of school children are available. The 102 acre facility is not open to the public.

Number of Staff: 15

Supported Species: 32 Cebus apella (tufted capuchin), 1 Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey), 54 Macaca arctoides (stump-tailed macaque), 28 Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque), 11 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), 1 Macaca radiata (bonnet macaque), 22 Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee), 1 Semnopithecus entellus (Hanuman langur)

Publications: Newsletters to 200,000 potential donors per month

Comments: Animal Sanctuary of the United States-The Wild Animal Orphanage is known nationally for its quality of care. It strives to provide permanent large living areas as natural and as safely as possible.

Last Updated: 2009-06-23

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