Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
 Providing lifelong sanctuary to non-releasable native Montana wildlife and sharing a message of education and conservation

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Calendar of Events
  1. Wildlife Jamboree
    July 1st
    Wildlife Jamboree
    Here's the date we wait for every year! Our Annual Wildlife Jamboree is always a great day for families and friends. There will be a silent auction, games and food (for a nominal price), live music, arts and crafts, and special animal enrichment activities. This year marks our 30th Anniversary and to celebrate we plan on making this Jamboree the best one yet!
  2. Red Lodge Fun Run
    Sept. 2nd
    Red Lodge Fun Run
    Whether you're running or donating the Red Lodge Fun Run is always our largest fundraiser. Show your YWS and Red Lodge support by cheering, running, or donating to your favorite nonprofit and your favorite community! Remember that to register you must go through the Red Lodge Community Foundation. Visit their website today to sign up for this great event! http://www.rlacf.org/
  3. Fright Night
    Oct. 28th
    Fright Night
    Let's keep the fright going! This past years fright night was an awesome hit! With animal encounters, tours, refreshments, and a very spooky dark fog, YWS had an awesome turnout for our very spooky night. Make sure you set your calendars for this event and we will see you in October of 2017 for even more spooky fun!

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Our NEW Instagram!

And our newest resident's Gimli and Scarlett!

YWS in the Media

  • May 15th YWS achieved the Bronze GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations and a leader in advancing transparency in the nonprofit sector. This level demonstrates Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
  • March 18th kicked off Rock Chuck Day at YWS! After the event The Carbon County News featured us on the front page. Margi is quite the superstar!

Upcoming Projects
At YWS we're always pushing forward to pursue our mission at the highest standard. Whether that involves improving facilities, constructing new habitats, or adding animal enrichment items, there's always something going on at the sanctuary. We love keeping everyone updated on our ongoing projects. They wouldn't be possible without your support!

Margi's New Home

As many of you know we're in the process of constructing a brand new marmot habitat for Margi. Back Alley Metals is making a great frame for this enclosure and we'll be in the home stretch of this project once that's completed!

Sandhill Crane and Vulture Habitat

This year we'll be working on the construction of two all-season enclosures with heated winter shelters for our migratory sandhill cranes and vultures. Fundraising is ongoing for this project and with your support we can build two amazing new habitats!

Meeka's Habitat

Meeka's new home will be located where the old red fox habitat used to be. Back Alley Metals will be constructing the green house inspired frame and with large windows for visitors this will be a great new habitat to view one of our newest residents.