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Risk-free Bear & Wolf Sightings

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center offers an up-close look at two of Yellowstone’s native inhabitants.

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A grizzly male can weigh between 400 and 790 pounds.


Spotting grizzlies and gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park can be a challenge. The creatures are most active in the evening and early morning, when sightseers are usually at dinner or in bed.

But time-pressed visitors determined to bulk up their life lists can make a stop at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center just outside the park entrance in West Yellowstone, Mont.

With eight grizzly bears and a pack of gray wolves, the facility offers a chance to view the impressive animals in a nearly natural setting and to learn about ongoing efforts to safeguard both species within the park. The center is open year-round. (800) 257-2570,

Photography courtesy of PD-USGOV/Wikipedia


This article was first published in November 2006. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.