Let’s see, one of your top five reasons for planning a vacation to Yellowstone National Park is to see the wildlife right? Real wildlife, like buffalo, wolves, and even bears, in their natural habitat enjoying the vast wilderness before them. Well, you’ve picked the right national park.

Yellowstone National Park is home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S. Visitors are likely to see a number of animals in Yellowstone freely roaming the landscape, from Yellowstone’s two types of bears – grizzlies and black bears – to gray wolves (which were once almost extinct in the area), bison (one of the most prevalent species in the park), eagles, trumpeter swans and many more.

Not only are these animals beautiful and powerful, they have so much to teach us about nature and life. Please be respectful of their stomping ground! Yellowstone is not a zoo and wild animals can be unpredictable (or very predictable depending on how you look at it). Dangers in Yellowstone | What to Do If You See a Bear | How Close You Should Get