Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, West Yellowstone

4.5
#1 of 121 in Parks in Montana
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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  • October 4, 2017
    We went to the Grizzly and wolf discovery center around 6 pm. We had a great time- the workers are very knowledgeable and will answer and explain everything to you. The bears were very active in the e...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    If you are they right before they put food out for the bears, you’ll have a great experience watching the bears look for the food that was hidden for them. A bit pricey but if you haven’t seen grizzli...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    I had a great time taking hundreds of photos of the bears, wolves, bald eagles at the center. Very much recommend everyone to check it out if visiting Yellowstone National Park.  more »

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