Welcome to the website of the Sanctuary for Predators and Exotic Animals!
The Sanctuary for Predators and Exotic Animals (on this website often referred to as SPEA or Sanctuary) is a non-profit organization for cats of prey, primates and other exotic animals in need. Animals which were held illegally or badly have found a new home here with us. We are doing everything in our power to offer each animal the best possible home in accordance with their species-specific needs.
SPEA, which is organized as a non-profit association, was founded in 2007 and is supported by about 200 members (July 2015). All of our costs are not financed through public means or fonds, but rather through private donations, sponsorships and memberships. In the name of our animals, we thank you for every donation made.
The Sanctuary is a unique shelter in the German-speaking world, and often a last resort for the animals. At the moment we are taking care of 5 tigers, 1 cougar, 1 lynx, 2 snow monkeys, 1 Arctic fox, 1 red fox, 1 caracal, 2 opossums and several ferrets.
Every first sunday of the month our shelter offers an Open House-Day.
If you should happen to be nearby, feel free pay us a visit in Ansbach (Bavaria, Germany). Our opening time is from 13.00 to 17.00.
Should you want to have a private tour through our grounds on any other day of the month/year, please arrange a date with us.
Where to find us:
We are located roughly 35 kilometers southwest of Nuremberg/Nürnberg.
Raubtier- und Exotenasyl e.V.