August 3, 2009

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, West Yellowstone, Montana

Today we visited West Yellowstone's Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

When we arrived, a very lazy bear was resting after a busy morning.

This one was so tired it had to be propped up by a rock.

Some of the wolves lounged around in the morning sun.

Others stalked their prey.

Others wondered what those things were watching through the glass.

Twice a day groups of children get the opportunity to hide food in the bear habitat for the bears to search for.

Once the children are clear, bears Sam and Illie, orphans from Alaska, are released to begin their scavenger hunt.
I smell some food under this rock.
Sam and Illie continued their search for about 30 minutes before tuckering out.
Watch the video of Sam and Illie searching out food below.
This is the humane way to trap a bear.
Marlon contemplates a new sofa.
Periodically, tests are conducted at the Center on containers to determine if they are bear-proof.
The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center also has an exhibit area with informative, interactive exhibits and video presentations to educate visitors about the animals.
A brief drive up towards Big Sky produced this picture.
For a good meal, we visited Corral Bar & Cafe between West Yellowstone and Big Sky.
For more pictures, click here .

To be continued...

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