Best Time to  Visit Yellowstone  For Wildlife

Lined Circle

Yellowstone National Park is famous for its geysers, hot springs, canyons, waterfalls, and wildlife!

If you’re wondering the best time to visit Yellowstone for wildlife, we list the animals you’ll see each month of the year at the park.

Yellowstone Wildlife in January

Since the park is covered with a blanket of white snow, it’s easier to see the bison, elk, foxes, coyotes, and wolves

Due to the harsh winter, elk and bison carcasses provide food for bald eagles, coyotes, foxes, ravens and wolves.

Yellowstone Wildlife in February

Male bears begin to emerge from their dens in March searching for carcasses. Bison once again return to the Blacktail Ponds area.

Yellowstone Wildlife in March

In April you’ll begin to see bison calves along the northern end of the park. These calves are also called ‘red dogs’ because of their bright rusty orange coats.

Yellowstone Wildlife in April

Swipe Up to Read More!

Lined Circle