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Phone (406) 646 - 7001 (800) 257 - 2570
WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA
The bears at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center have all come to reside here for different reasons. Many were orphaned in the wild as young cubs. Some were able to obtain human food, unsecured pet foods, garbage and other food attractants which led to them being labeled "nuisance bears". If a nuisance bear, or problem bear, cannot be relocated in the wild, they are removed and destroyed if captive homes cannot be found. Whether these bears are cubs or adults, once they are removed from the wild they can never return. The GWDC has given these animals a second chance.
The wolves were captive-born, surplus animals that could never be released into the wild. The GWDC agreed to take numberous pups from different litters. These wolves were given the opportunity to develop strong social ties and have since formed cohesive packs. The wolves at the Center act as ambassadors, providing a greater understanding of the predator in the Yellowstone ecosystem.
The raptors are all non-releasable birds that have been injured or abandoned in the wild.
Your adoption donation will help us offer your animal the highest quality of food, enrichment and veterinary care.
When you make a tax-deductible donation to the GWDC Animal Adoption Program, you will receive these regular adoption benefits (good for one year):
The Old Faithful $40 -
Adopt any bear , wolf , raptor or Nakiska and receive all of the regular adoption benefits listed above ($40 is tax deductible).
The Madison $100 -
Adopt any bear or wolf and receive:
The Druid Peak $150 -
Adopt the Alpha Male and Female wolves and receive: * all of the regular adoption benefits * a matted photo * two stuffed wolf toys * two GWDC mugs ($128.50 is tax deductible)
The Yellowstone $250 -
Adopt any pair of bear siblings and receive: * all of the regular adoption benefits * two matted photos * two stuffed bear toys * a bear print terra cotta tile ($220.50 is tax deductible)
The Pack $300 -
Adopt the enitre wolf pack and receive:
The Grand Teton $500 -
Adopt any bear and receive: * all of the regular adoption benefits * a matted and framed photo * a one-time personal behind-the-scene tour of the bear den for you and up to three other people * large stuffed bear toy * a woven tapestry throw * four free passes to GWDC ($407.25 is tax deductible)
DID YOU KNOW?
Keeping two wolf packs healthy and content takes more than large habitats, food and water. Wolves need hunting opportunities, diversity within the enclosure and special odors to keep them stimulated. Everything from live fish to animal scents are offered to the packs.