Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, West Yellowstone

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#1 of 224 in Parks in Montana
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Watch grizzly bears and gray wolves in natural habitats at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. This nonprofit zoo specializes in its focus on these two particular animals, which are part of the Yellowstone ecosystem. The center also distinguishes itself from many other zoos by hosting only animals that are not able to survive in the wild. The zoo began as a sanctuary for bears that were unable to continue living in the wild in 1993. Wolves were added to the sanctuary in 1996. The center is now connected with Yellowstone National Park and hosts several of the park's programs. Using our online itinerary creator, West Yellowstone attractions like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This center has rescued animals in an educational setting. The center is funded by donations. The staff are very willing to tell visitors about the animal residents and the work they are doing to... 
    This center has rescued animals in an educational setting. The center is funded by donations. The staff are very willing to tell visitors about the animal residents and the work they are doing to...  more »
  • First, this place is very well run clean and spacious and comfortable for both visitors and residents. The staff is very knowledgeable and available. It was great to know that these animals have, in.....  more
    First, this place is very well run clean and spacious and comfortable for both visitors and residents. The staff is very knowledgeable and available. It was great to know that these animals have, in.....  more »
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  • This little area of West Yellowstone is a gem. They have wolves on display at the sanctuary at all times and the bears are rotated out and all seem to be enjoying life. $15 per adult to visit the self-walk through area. There are benches to sit an enjoy the weather and the animals. They have a sea otter display that is a must see also. They are currently doing some construction and adding a birds or prey area, so other than walking around that, this is a great place to start your day full of adventures in the West Yellowstone area. Inside the main building are clean restrooms and there is a small history display of the animals with lots of facts about the work they do and the animals they help. The enclosures for the animals are chain link fence as you would expect, but there are definitely spots where you can get an unobstructed view of the animals. Check out the website for this organization and learn more about how they help the animals that they do and their efforts to help preserve and save these animals that wouldn’t necessarily survive outside in the wild any longer.
  • Live bears, wolves, birds and fish. Also an otter!!

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