Home of Brutus the Bear & Friends!
Welcome to Montana Grizzly Encounter; a Grizzly Bear Rescue & Education Sanctuary in Bozeman, Montana. Founded in 2004, it provides a spacious and natural home for rescued grizzlies. At the same time it provides a place where the public can come and learn about grizzly bears as they watch the majestic animals “up close” in a beautiful mountain setting.
All of our bears were born in unfortunate captive situations and could NEVER be released into the wild. The bears have been rescued from often inhumane captive situations all over the U.S.
We give the bears the best possible life here at the sanctuary. 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, Brutus and the Grizzly Encounter are doing their best to help insure that there will be wild bears in our forests for generations to come.
Please come visit the bears at Montana Grizzly Encounter, east of Bozeman, MT on I-90, exit 319.
Help make an impact by immersing yourself in an environment that strives to educate others about the importance of bear safety and animal rescue. Work hands on to help
save the bears!
Volunteer OpportunitiesOne to six month volunteer opportunities Possibility to earn college credit Learn basics to bear safety and what it takes to run a sanctuary Hands on experience learning grizzly bear husbandry, diet and enrichment Educate visitors on bear safety to prevent an increase in the number of captives bears Spend your summer in the mountains of Montana, an hour from Yellowstone
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