One of the most controversial topics in the state of Colorado in recent memory has been the passing of a proposition to reintroduce gray wolves to the state's Western Slope. Ranchers across the state are concerned that the wolves will encroach on their land and attack their animals, while others who live in rural areas fear for their pets, children, and their own wellbeing.

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With this being such a hot topic currently, it may come as a surprise to you that there is a wolf sanctuary that has been around for over 20 years that not only allows visitors to see the wolves, but adults can even get right up close and personal with the animals.

What is the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center?

Located in the mountains outside of Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is a place in the tiny town of Divide that was founded more than 20 years ago by Darlene Kobobel.

Darlene describes the sanctuary as an educational center designed to allow visitors to see these majestic animals up close. As you'll see below, visitors who are 18 years of age or older are allowed to actually join the wolves in their enclosures and can be seen petting them, receiving kisses from them, and even cuddling with them in the way that one would with a pet dog.

The non-profit sanctuary also has coyotes and foxes, all of which appear to be much more docile than any specimen you'd find in the wild.

Keep scrolling to check out the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center along with some of its residents and visitors enjoying each other's company:

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