Bear Awareness Day to be rescheduled soon | SUMMER HOURS:  Open from 10am-4pm daily EXCEPT Tuesdays. Book tours early as they fill up quickly in the summer. 

Bear Awareness Day to be rescheduled soon | SUMMER HOURS: Open from 10am-4pm daily EXCEPT Tuesdays. Book tours early as they fill up quickly in the summer.

We work tirelessly to keep the magic and wonder of wildlife, alive.

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Donate

Support YWS in providing the best facilities and care to all of our residents.

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Adopt

Support your favorite sanctuary resident!

Dahlia the Red Fox at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

Membership

Become an annual member and receive special year-round benefits!

Bo the Bear at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

Sponsorships

Become a corporate sponsor and expand your brand recognition!

Rouge the FERRUGINOUS HAWK at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

Non-Cash Donations

More ways to support the Sanctuary.

Adopt a Resident

Support your favorite Sanctuary resident!  The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to providing consistent, quality care for our amazing animals for the rest of their lives. In keeping with our mission, all of our animal residents are native to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, so they don’t have to adapt to an unfamiliar climate. Whether they’re here because they were orphaned, injured, or habituated, they help us with our conservation education work and bring joy into the lives of thousands that come to visit them every year. Proceeds from adoptions help us provide the best possible care for non-releasable wildlife.

Rouge the FERRUGINOUS HAWK at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Poett the Crow at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Luna the Bison at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Bluebeary the Bear at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Mackenzie the Bobcat at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Clare the Red Fox at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Roxanne the American Badger at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

Rouge

Rouge was admitted to Ironside Bird Rescue, Cody WY, with a damaged wing and brought to YWS when it was found he couldn’t fly.

Poett

Poett was raised as a pet until she was brought to YWS. The family had begun teaching her words, so she will often yell “hola”!

Luna

Luna was born in Nebraska and came from a ranch in Roberts that became unable to care for its bison and brought Luna to YWS.

Bluebeary

“Blue" was found orphaned on the Flathead Indian Reservation, and she became accustomed to human care, which left her a potential danger should she be released.

Mackenzie

When Mackenzie was around 5 months old, she was found alone and emaciated. Montana Wild, state-run rehabilitation facility, provided immediate care and then sent her to YWS.

Clare

Clare was left behind by her mother and siblings when their den flooded. People who lived near the den waited a few days for the mother to return; when she didn’t, YWS was called.

Roxanne

Roxanne’s mother was killed by a rancher, not uncommon in the West. At six weeks of age, she came to her new home at YWS, a renovated and hand decorated habitat.

Memberships

Become a member and support the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary year-round to care for non-releasable wildlife, improve facilities, build new habitats, and help maintain our accreditation status as one of only 50 animal sanctuaries accredited by the American Sanctuary Association.

Additional Benefits

All Membership levels also receive discounted admission at these Zoos around the country!

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Billings, Montana
50% Off

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Duluth, Minnesota
50% Off

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Albany, Georgia
FREE – 100% Off

Non-cash Donations

There are a lot of ways to help the Sanctuary that don’t involve cash. We can send you donation letters for gifts ranging from bales of hay to equipment to certain types of meat. The easiest way to help us with items, though, is from our wish lists.

Cooper the Raccoon at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

Food Donations

Feeding the animals is very expensive. Without the food donations we receive from local grocery stores like Walmart and Beartooth Market, we’d be spending close to $100,000 per year just on food. Thanks for helping us out!

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Scent Enrichment

One of the most popular enrichment items for our animals is when we spray different urines and scents around their enclosure. This not only causes them to use the sense of smell but it is also mentally and physically stimulating.

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Hay for the Bison

Our bison go through a lot of hay – one bale a day to be exact – with the droughts and grasshopper invasions last year, it is harder than ever to come by! We greatly appreciate any hay donations! Give us a call at (406) 446-1133 if you are able to swing by with some!

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Amazon & other Wish Lists

Whether you want to buy something for a resident you’ve adopted, support our staff, or simply send a gift card, Amazon gives us the flexibility to communicate our item needs for the facility and animals. YWS has other wishlist items on Home Depot.

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Memorial Plaques

With your tax-deductible donation of $100, we will proudly display an honorary plaque of your choice to pay tribute to the people (or animals) that are important to you.