Animal Sanctuary

Desert Thunder Wildlife Animal Sanctuary & Ecology Center

(a first of its kind concept)

*Ecology – the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

1 – ECO-HUB

This is the center of the park where there is a Main Street.  The parking structure tunnels out to the ticket booth which then leads directly into ECO-Hub where the guests can choose where they are going to start in the park. This is a massive area with a food court, gift shops and entrances to each area of the park.  It’s the main street of the park, the hub.

2-Aquarium

95% of the marine mammals and sealife featured in the aquarium will be virtual reality or holographic projections. Learn More

3-Equine Rescue

  • 100 acres of free roaming rescued wild burros, donkeys, mustangs and horses
  • 10 acres for celebration of the Wild West with live shows and entertaining rides and attractions Learn More

4-Biome

A Biome is defined as an area with a certain set of ecological characteristics including a specific climate, as well as plants and animals living in it. Guests will learn how population affects the availability of resources. Learn More

5-Mammal Mountain

Enclosed building 4 acres, the size of 4 football fields and will contain all the animal exhibits, a train, a monorail around the through the inside of the mountain, and 3 rides (a roller coaster, a merry-go-around and a Ferris wheel). 98% of the animals will be virtual reality or hologram projections. Learn More

6-Wildlife Safari

25 acres of land for rescued captive exotic animals, including lions, tigers, cougars, ocelots, servals, wolves, bears, alligators, snakes and chimpanzees.  There will also be Bison, Mexican Grey Wolves, Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebras, Antelope and Elephants. Learn More

7-Rainforest in the Desert

300 acres surrounding the backside of the park all “rainforest” 120,000 trees (roughly the size of 300 football fields)

“The tropical deciduous forests rank among the most threatened on Earth in terms of biological extinction as a result of human activities.”

The world’s rainforests are currently disappearing at a rate of 6000 acres every hour.  We are going to create our own rainforest in the desert with a variety of tree species, including if possible, Ceiba, Rubber Tree (Hevea Brasilliensis), Cecropia, Kapok, Banana Tree, Strangler Fig (Teak), Giant Red Cedar 9Curtain Fig), and Cathedral Fig.

12 acres of Rainforest with rides and attractions for public recreation and entertainment. Learn More

PARKING:

5 Level Automated Parking Garage – Guests pull their car up just inside the garage to one of the 6 “staging areas” and leave the car and head into park all via massive semi-open underground tunnel that leads into the main area of the park where the ticket station is – the lines are underground so no one is waiting in line for tickets out in the direct Arizona sun.  (All tickets queues will be covered throughout park). Learn More

Want to get involved with the project?  There are many ways to do so.

BUY TICKETS TO THE GRAND OPENING IN 2023.