The more commonly seen are elk, grizzly bears, bison, wolves and even trumpeter swans! Another great way to witness Montana's wildlife is to visit one of 51 wildlife refuges! Visiting a refuge you
have the opportunity to visit animals in their natural environment, unlike visiting a zoo which sometimes can be depressing. Refuges usually offer many opportunities for stunning photography, educational opportunities or tours (great for kids!), outdoor activities and sometimes even camping! Another opportunity you can take advantage of is visiting a wildlife center. There are a few of these in Montana which care for animals which can no longer return to the wild. Similar to the concept of a zoo, however you will find that the animals have about triple the space and are not really "confined". For example there is a Wolf
Sanctuary about 16 miles from Missoula called "The Wolfkeep". They have a total of 10 wolves in a 10 acre enclosure, giving them maximum space to live freely.