Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuar
Providing lifelong sanctuary to non-releasable native Montana wildlife and sharing a message of education and conservation
Here at YWS providing sanctuary for non-releasable wildlife
In the Community and in the Wild
Advocating for conservation of critical habitats while creating career, volunteer, and educational opportunities
For Thirty Straight Years
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of pursuing our mission
Click here to learn how YOU can make a difference
We take care of red foxes, coyotes, and a wolf!
Our lynx, cougar, and two rambunctious bobcats have lots of personality
Four beautiful black bears call YWS home
Our marmot, raccoon and porcupines will steal your heart
YWS provides homes for many indigenous birds of prey as well as crows, ravens, sandhill cranes and turkey vultures
Come check out our elk and Speedy the buffalo!
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Located in the Yellowstone Gateway Community of Red Lodge, MT
Known as the "Basecamp of the Beartooths" our community is the perfect
place to stop by before or after your trip over the Beartooth Scenic Highway
Our animals love calling Red Lodge home,
come see what all the howling's about
Check out our upcoming events here
Winter Hours of Operation
Saturday and Sunday
Kids 4-12 $4
Kids 3 and Under FREE
if you've discovered an injured animal please contact Montana FWP at