Yellowstone Wildlife

Yellowstone Wildlife Guide

Let’s see, one of your Top 5 reasons for planning a vacation to Yellowstone National Park is to see the wildlife right? Real wildlife, like buffalo, wolves, and even bears, in their natural habitat enjoying the vast wilderness before them. Well, you’ve picked the right national park. Visit the following pages to learn about wildlife in Yellowstone and where to see them.

Most Popular Yellowstone Wildlife Watching – Grizzly Bears, Reintroduced Wolves, and the Largest Wild Bison Herd

Yellowstone Park is home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S. Visitors are likely to see a number of animals in Yellowstone freely roaming the landscape, from Yellowstone’s two types of bears – grizzlies and black bears – to gray wolves (which were once almost extinct in the area), bison (one of the most prevalent species in the park),  eagles, trumpeter swans and many more.

See Baby Animals in Springtime

The chance to check out wobbly-legged youngsters is a short window between April and early June. At that time, the calving season is drawing to a close and the little ones are out learning to walk. Where to See Cute Baby Animals

Respecting Wild Animals

Not only are these animals beautiful and powerful, they have so much to teach us about nature and life. Please be respectful of their stomping ground! Yellowstone is not a zoo and wild animals can be unpredictable (or very predictable depending on how you look at it). Dangers in Yellowstone | What to Do If You See a Bear | How Close You Should Get

Where to See Yellowstone Wildlife

Nowhere in the Lower 48 is there more abundant wildlife than in the greater Yellowstone region. Yellowstone Park is home to the largest concentration of large and small mammals, and most of the species that live in the park also inhabit regions of Grand Teton National Park, greater Wyoming, and the states of Montana and Idaho. See Amazing Animals

Great Gear for Wildlife Watching

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Celestron 7x35 Binoculars

Celestron 7×35 Binoculars

Celestron 10x50 Binoculars

Celestron 10×50 Binoculars

Celestron Travel Scope 60

Celestron TravelScope 60

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