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Welcome to Montana Grizzly Encounter; a Grizzly Bear Rescue & Education Sanctuary in Bozeman, Montana. Founded in 2004, MGE provides a spacious and natural home for rescued grizzlies. At the same time it offers the public a place to come and learn about grizzly bears as they watch the majestic animals “up close” in a beautiful mountain setting.

One of our three bears was born in an unfortunate captive situation and can NEVER be released into the wild. The bears have been rescued from often inhumane captive situations all over the U.S. Bella and Max are our only wild born rescues, both had been orphaned at a young age in different parts of Alaska.

We provide the bears with the best possible life here at the sanctuary. At the same time we give people an opportunity to see and understand this awesome creature safely, up close, with no bars or cages to obstruct the view. The Grizzly Encounter is open to school groups free of charge, and each year thousands of children learn about grizzly bear safety and conservation. In this way, Bella, Maggi, Max, and Montana Grizzly Encounter are doing their best to help ensure that there will be wild bears in our forests for generations to come.

Montana Grizzly Encounter receives no government funding. Without YOUR support, Montana Grizzly Encounter could not survive and grow.  We need your help to continue to provide a great home for rescued grizzly bears and to work to ensure that grizzly bears continue to live in the wild.  Donations to Montana Grizzly Encounter are not tax-deductible.


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