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“Great Kid Adventure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
615 2nd Ave East, P.O. Box 675, Red Lodge, MT 59068 (Formerly Beartooth Nature Center)
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Red Lodge
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is the only public refuge in Montana to house native animals that cannot be returned to the wild due to injury or habituation to humans. We care for over 60 animals and birds, many placed here by Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, including wolves, mountain lions, black bears, bison, elk, bobcat, fox, coyote, eagles, hawks, owls and many more. The sanctuary offers visitors an unparalleled chance to learn about these and other animals by observing them at close range and through interpretive displays.
Colstrip, Montana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Kid Adventure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This stop kept our children (7) and (4) greatly entertained on a hot summer afternoon. Did you know that magpies can talk? Yep, we heard Harry say his name! The buffalo and the big cats were a treat as well.!

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shelby twp.
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“amazing animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

It had a great informative staff that really cared about the animals. The areas were very spacious for the animals to live in compared to zoos. The ladies were feeding when we were there.

Visited October 2012
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Cody, Wyoming
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“My kids love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a mid-sized nature center. They have a variety of different wildlife, that appear to be well-cared for. They have amazing gardens on the grounds. It is a good learning experience for kids. The cages have signs that state why the animals are unable to live in the wild any more (mostly due to human causes). There were a few signs missing though last time we visited, hopefully they do some maintenance on those. They did raise their rates from a year ago, but I think it is a fair price, and goes to a good cause.

Visited August 2012
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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“$10 each there are Bears, Wolfs and Mountain Lions!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stopped in here after going over the Beartooth pass as we had not seen a Bear in Yellowstone and it is for a good cause. It is small but the centre is very friendly and we walked around the pens for about 45 mins. You can read how the animals ended up at the centre which can be a bit sad but at least they have a home now,

Visited September 2012
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Billings, Montana
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“Wonderful selection of animals and great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

They recently changed the name of the Beartooth Nature Center to the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary. It rescues all sorts of animals (orphans, injured, etc.) and provides them a place to live. We have been there several times and always enjoy it! Each animal has a description of what they are and their story. We look forward to seeing our favorites each time we go and our saddened to hear of different animals passings, such as Helen, one of the mountain lions. Don't pass by the animals too quickly or you will miss things such as Poe, who is a talking crow! He also will offer you sticks! Lots of fun!!! It is also fun to see when they get fed! Fun and educational for kids!

Visited June 2012
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