WINTER HOURS: Closed from January through March.  Private tours are available during this time.
WINTERHOURS: Closed from January through March.  Private tours are available during this time.​

Big Bird

Arrived 2008

Big Bird the Sandhill Crane at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

Big Bird came to YWS after care at a rehabilitation facility for a wing injury. Between the injury and becoming imprinted on humans early in life, Big Bird cannot live in the wild. But he still brings out his wild side, stretching his wings and jump-dancing with the animal care team, playing in water from the hose, and bugling when planes fly overhead.

Big Bird the Sandhill Crane at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

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*Symbolic Adoption: No ownership rights are conferred by this adoption. All animals stay at the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary and remain under the care of our animal keepers team.