The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is extremely grateful for the generous donors who supported us through the Fun Run. We appreciate each and every one of you! Providing life long sanctuary to wildlife is costly, but we are dedicated to our mission and believe that although it is unfortunate our wildlife are not able to live in the wild, their lives at the Sanctuary are safe and fulfilled because of the support we receive through donations.
Some of our habitats are over 20 years old and no longer meet the needs of our wildlife. Each year we try to update one of these outdated habitats. During 2017 and 2018, we used money from the Fun Run and other grants and donations to expand our wolf habitat so we are able to offer sanctuary to 3-4 wolves in need of sanctuary when it is completed.
We also embarked on our largest project and built a new sandhill crane and vulture habitat. We are finishing this project up and it will allow our cranes and vultures a safe and warm enclosure with natural lighting during our harsh winter months. This also allows our education programs related to these species to continue throughout the year without interruption due to bad weather.
In looking to the future, we are planning on construction of a new felid habitat which will allow our mountain lion, Sacajawea, to have more area on flatter ground and thus she will be able to be more active without having to move up and down an incline which is painful due to arthritis in her front legs. This project also opens up other exciting opportunities for the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary that we will be able to share with the public as construction and updates to the wildcat habitats near completion. As always, we look forward to your visit to see our wildlife and the ongoing progress happening because of your generosity.