The Animal Ark in Reno, Nevada is a wildlife sanctuary and education center providing safe haven for injured, and abandoned animals. In many cases they cannot be released into the wild again, due to injuries or other issues.
The animals are provided with forever homes and are housed in enclosures simulating natural habitat. They rely on admissions, special grants, and donations from individuals to continue operating. The Animal Ark’s energy needs are met by using solar and wind power and they have an extensive water recycling program as well.
This furry guy named Eli was found orphaned in a meadow weighing only 14 pounds (his weight should have been closer to 70 pounds) and nearly dead from exposure. During his first exam the tips of his ears fell off due to frostbite. But as you can see he is thriving now!