Where to Find Wildlife at Yellowstone National Park

Visitors to Yellowstone are anxious to see large herds of bison, bears, elk, and wolves. Check out this list of places to spot the various animals in Yellowstone.

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Safely Viewing Yellowstone Wildlife

– Never approach wild animals or follow them. – If an animal approaches you, back away slowly to keep a safe distance.

Safely Viewing Yellowstone Wildlife

– Use binoculars, spotting scope or telephoto lens – Generally, if an animal reacts to your presence, move away. – Stay inside or close to your car when observing black or grizzly bears.

Where to Find Grizzly Bears in Yellowstone

– Lamar Valley – Hayden Valley – Fishing Bridge – Pelican Valley – Yellowstone Lake – Tower-Roosevelt Area – Swan Lake Area – Norris Area – Gibbon Area

Where to Find Bighorn Sheep in Yellowstone

– Lamar Valley – North Entrance – Tower-Roosevelt Area

Where to Find Bald Eagles in Yellowstone

– Madison River – Hayden Valley – Lamar Valley – Fishing Bridge – Yellowstone Lake

Where to Find Bison in Yellowstone 

– Lamar Valley – Hayden Valley – Mammoth Hot Springs – North Entrance – Old Faithful – Madison River – Gibbon Area

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