The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with no government funding. We have achieved the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency (the highest level awarded) due to our deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

$35,000 per month

Our monthly operating budget is $33,000, which we accomplish with no federal funding. The sanctuary runs solely off of private monetary and in-kind donations, admission fees, grants, memberships, and sales from the gift shop. We would appreciate any help you can give us!

30+ Wild residents

Our highly-trained animal care team works hard to maintain the highest standard of welfare for the 30+ animals under our care. As a sanctuary, the number of residents varies.

The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary has been providing sanctuary to non-releasable wildlife since 1987 — over 30 years of caring for animals that have nowhere else to go.

SINCE 1987

We have a dedicated team of 10 employees plus part-time seasonal staff working to keep this Sanctuary going and taking care of the animals.

10 Staff Members