The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado’s Weld County hopes to add a bed and breakfast, an RV park and other amenities for visitors.
The Greeley Tribune reported that the sanctuary has formally requested county approval of the project, which would also include a welcome center and convention center.
The county planning commission hasn’t yet scheduled a review of the application.
The 1-square-mile refuge in Keenesburg, about 40 miles northeast of Denver, is home to 350 animals, including lions, tigers, bears, wolves and others. Many were rescued from abusive situations.
Executive Director Pat Craig says many visitors come in RVs and buses, and they often ask about a place to stay.
He says the expansion would cost $6 million to $7 million and would be completed in stages.