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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  • We brought some friends with us from Zimbabwe. We were able to answer the question, “if a lion fought a grizzly, who would win?” THE GRIZZLY! Those things are huge. We watched bears try to get into a ...  more »
  • Since the Yellowstone Park closed its ports, this park was a perfect change of pace to the Park! I would go back...
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  • There is one big caged off area where they have 1 to 3 bears in. They swap the bears out about every hour. There is another caged area where there were 4 wolves that are there all the time. You could ...  more »

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