The owners of the Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary are in the mood to party this week as they reached a major milestone.

The center, which is located at the former Yellow River Game Ranch site and provides a home to animals that cannot be released back into the wild, celebrate its one-year anniversary Friday. The sanctuary will offer keeper chats throughout the day, as well as Buy Two, Get One Free feed cups and Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary swag for visitors, its owners said in an email announcement.

After a couple of years of planning and extensive renovations to the former game ranch property, the sanctuary opened in May 2020.

The Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 4525 U.S. Highway 78 in Lilburn.

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