Animal Safari: Yellowstone National Park/Lemar Valley

If you love animals, then this is the program for you! Join us for an animal safari where we will be taking a virtual trip to check out and learn about new animals each week. This week we will be visiting the Yellowstone National Park/Lemar Valley.

Lamar Valley, situated in the northeastern corner of Yellowstone National Park, is renowned for its exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities. Often referred to as “America’s Serengeti,” the valley is a prime destination for observing a variety of wildlife, including bison, elk, pronghorn, grizzly bears, moose, and, notably, wolves.

Key features of Lamar Valley include:

  • Rich Wildlife: Home to some of the largest wild herds of bison and elk in North America, the valley provides critical winter habitat for these and other large animals.
  • Wolf Watching: The reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone has restored an essential element of ecological balance, making Lamar Valley one of the best places in the world to observe these animals.
  • Diverse Ecosystem: The valley’s ecosystem extends beyond large mammals, with over 57 species of beetle associated with carcasses in the area, showcasing the complexity of life in Yellowstone.
  • Visitor Safety: Visitors are advised to maintain safe distances from wildlife, keeping at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves, and 25 yards from all other animals.

Yellowstone National Park, where Lamar Valley is located, spans across Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The park is famed for its unique hydrothermal and geologic features, as well as its vast and diverse wildlife. As the world’s first national park, Yellowstone offers visitors unparalleled opportunities to observe wildlife in an intact ecosystem and explore remarkable natural wonders.​

Check out their website: at Yellowstone National Park and Lamar Valley – Wildlife Watching.

Please register below or by email: Alyssa@WeThriveTogether.org.