At the top of the pass between Bozeman and Livingston live four grizzly bears. They started out in horrible conditions–one lived 18 years in a tiny box. Another was part of cub feeding program (and as soon as the cubs couldn’t be bottle fed by paying customers, they were killed).
Now one is a movie star, and all are living in comfort and security at Montana Grizzly Encounter.
Our homeschool group took a field trip to learn about grizzly bears and how to avoid them in the wild. We learned how to tell the difference between a grizzly and a black bear, why these bears don’t hibernate, and what to do if you forget the rules to avoiding bears and run into one.
You don’t need a field trip to check out Montana Grizzly Encounter.
Plan Your Own Trip
What: Montana Grizzly Encounter
Why: Learn about grizzly bears and see them up close. These bears can’t be released into the wild, but they can teach us about their wild cousins.
Where: 80 Bozeman Hill Road at Jackson Creek exit off I-90.
Who: You! Find hours and entrance fees here.