The resident animals at IEAS are provided the best quality of life possible in captivity. We provide for their physical and behavioral well-being through our Environmental and Behavioral Enrichment Program. Most importantly, we provide for their emotional well-being as well. Our Emotional Enrichment Program is designed to gain and maintain the trust of these abused and neglected animals, as well as reduce their stress and agitation by providing a source of comfort and security. This is essential in order to give these animals with the best quality of life they rightly deserve.
There are a couple of ways to classify all the animals out at the Sanctuary; but the most accepted and anticipated venue is by their genus and species. Whenever you have a chance to come visit the IEAS we can show you how Darwin and his counterparts neglected to arrange the origin of species by "most apt to be snoozing upside down," to "which cats yawn the most." The animals out at IEAS are some of the most secure exotic animals that you will ever witness. Click on the links below for more pictures and some sounds of the IEAS' cats.