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Glacier National Park

In Montana, everyone has a few wild neighbors. We're not talking about the typical wild neighbors who throw all-night parties; we're referring to antelope, elk, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, eagles, trumpeter swans, bears, wolves, and more. In fact, Montana has a greater variety of wildlife than any other state in the lower 48. Think of us as a giant, natural animal preserve.

Two of Montana's greatest opportunities for wildlife viewing are its national parks: Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. In Glacier, you may see elk, moose and deer foraging or mountain goats and bighorn sheep pawing for lichens and grasses or from a safe distance you may view a black or grizzly bear in their natural setting. In Yellowstone, you'll find wildlife species as diverse as trumpeter swans, grizzly bear, elk, bison, wolves and many others.

Another great way to look at Montana's wildlife is to visit one of our many wildlife refuges. Visitors seeking a view of wildlife in their natural habitat will be rewarded at Montana's Wildlife Refuges. At a refuge, visitors have the opportunity to view Montana's fish, wildlife, and plants in their natural environment, providing the opportunity for camping, outdoor activites and photography. At viewing areas across Montana, you may see ducks, Canada geese, swans or bald eagles on unfrozen lakes and rivers. Or visit one of Montana's outstanding wildlife centers.