Bison Birthday Party is Saturday, June 29th| SUMMER HOURS:  Open from 10am-4pm daily EXCEPT Tuesdays. Book tours early as they fill up quickly in the summer. 

Bison Birthday Party is Saturday, June 29th | SUMMER HOURS: Open from 10am-4pm daily EXCEPT Tuesdays. Book tours early as they fill up quickly in the summer.

Uncle Fester

Birds | Turkey Vulture | Cathartes aura

Arrived 2011 | Estimated Born 2010

Uncle Fester the Vulture at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

Uncle Fester was brought to the Montana Raptor Center, Bozeman, MT, with two fractured bones in his wing that had set wrong. These fractures prevent him from extending his wing fully, so he is unable to fly the long distances to Central and South America needed for the annual migration of turkey vultures from the Northwest U.S. He found lifelong sanctuary here at YWS, where he enjoys spreading his wings in the sun.

Uncle Fester the Vulture 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.