Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone


We stopped at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone this morning on our way to Bozeman. The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is an AZA accredited Not-for-Profit, wildlife park and educational facility. All the animals at the Grizzly & Wolf Discover Center are unable to survive in the wild and serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts. It cost $13 per adult admission. There is also a gift shop next door. Lots of informational boards are throughout the area.

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You’re able to walk around and see the wolves and raptors. The grizzly bears take turns coming out of their dens into their habitat area. They hide snacks under the rocks and the bears find them. There is also a waterfall and pool area that they were playing in. There is a daily schedule on their website, and you get a copy when you get there, of which animals are where. There are eight grizzly bears. Sam is the largest and he is kept by himself, mostly for the safely of the other ones.

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They also have a Chat and Enrichment with the wolves, where they talk about the wolves and hide food in the habitat area and you can watch them find it. There are six wolves, three different packs.

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We also saw two hawks, a golden eagle and peregrine falcon. There are naturalist programs with the raptors, but we didn’t get there early enough for them. They also have Keeper Kids for ages 5-12 and Keeper Crew for ages 13-17 to help hide the food for the bears.

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