Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization located in the small community of Red Lodge, Montana outside of the northwest entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Our mission is to provide lifelong sanctuary to non-releasable native Montana wildlife while sharing a message of education and conservation, and we have been pursuing that mission for thirty straight years. Currently we provide sanctuary to a biodiverse set of over 40 animals representative of the Greater Yellowstone Region. These are animals that could not be rehabilitated or released into the wild and would be euthanized without the devoted staff and supporters of YWS. For the animals that end up in our care, we provide habitats and enrichment programs that lead to fulfilling lives outside of the wild. 

Come see our wildlife up-close and personal! We have bobcats, lynx, black bears, porcupines, birds of prey, coyotes, a mountain lion, a wolf, and many other wild residents. Call to schedule special in-depth experiences like a walking tour or your own 'animal encounter' with one of our porcupines, marmot, or turtles. Wildlife sightings guaranteed, it's a howling good time!

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Latitude: 45.1979 Longitude: -109.241953 Elevation: 5515 ft
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Seasons Open


Hours Open

Summer Hours: Wednesday-Monday 10AM-4PM Winter Hours: Saturday-Sunday 10AM-4PM


$9 for adults $6 for seniors and military $4 kids 4-12 and kids 3 and under are FREE! Go on our website to check out additional packages like tours and animal encounters

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