Although Montana has an abundance of wildlife, that’s no guarantee that you’ll find the animals you’re looking for. This is why zoos and preserves are so great. These places give wildlife lovers an opportunity to view native wildlife in a setting that keeps both the animals and people safe from harm.


Located in Billings, ZooMontana is the Treasure State’s only zoo. More than 50 species of animals
can be found across the 70-acre park, with wildlife from the region as well as other animals from around the world. Some of the species included are grizzly bear, bighorn sheep, gray wolf, Amur tiger and red panda, along with multiple species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. ZooMontana is dedicated to providing visitors with an enjoyable, recreational, and educational look at these animals and provides quality care for all of its animal and plant species.

The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

As a safe haven for animals that are unable to return to the wild, the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary in Red Lodge affords visitors the opportunity to view wildlife from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. These rescue animals are cared for by the staff and include a wide variety of species, such as black bear, red fox, elk, bison, turkey vulture, and North American lynx. Each animal has its own name and personality, which makes touring the sanctuary all the more interesting.

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

In West Yellowstone, the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center offers every park visitor the chance to experience the world of grizzly bears and gray wolves. The center includes a world-class museum exhibit (BEARS: Imagination and Reality), a raptor exhibit, and a naturalist cabin from which wolf pack dynamics can be viewed.

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