This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary, established by executive director Pat Craig in 1980 is the oldest and largest nonprofit sanctuary in the U.S. It is dedicated exclusively to rescuing captive exotic and endangered great cats, bears, wolves and other large carnivores. Hear the stories about animals rescued from all across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America. These wild animals lived in abusive conditions - many formerly kept illegally as pets, as roadside attractions, and from substandard circuses -now roam freely in a natural habitat. You will also explore how both wild and captive carnivores and humans can best live side- by- side.
Note: There will be an optional field trip to Keenesburg, Colorado (65 miles to the Southeast of Fort Collins; 1 ½ hour drive) to visit The Wild Animal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary will provide complementary admission tickets (a $15/person value), and participants may also bring a guest. Visit www.wildanimalsanctuary.org for more information.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.