How Many Of These Wild Animals Have You Spotted In Big Sky?


The Spanish Peaks | Photo: A Mountain Journey
Big Sky’s Backyard | Photo: A Mountain Journey

In Big Sky, we share our mountain town with all sorts of wild animals. Keep your eyes peeled for wild animals in Big Sky because you never know what you might see.

It’s not uncommon to spot a moose on the golf course, see wolf tracks on a hike, hear a coyote howling in the night, spot a bear running along the road in Yellowstone, get stuck in a bison traffic jam in the Park, capture an image of a mountain goat while riding the Lone Peak Tram, or spook a herd of elk on the drive up to the ski hill. We have an abundance of wildlife in Big Sky and it’s really cool!

Over the past year, we’ve made a point to highlight interesting facts about the wild animals in Big Sky. This post takes a quick look at the animals that you might see in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Use the links below to learn more about these wild creatures.

Have you spotted any of these wild animals in Big Sky Country?

Moose

Moose Near Town Center | Photo D. Lennon | Big Sky
Moose Near Big Sky Town Center | Photo D. Lennon

Wolves

Two wolves pixabay image


Mountain Goats

mountain goats | Pixabay


Elk

elk bugling | Pixabay


Grizzly Bears

Grizzly with Cubs | Pixabay Image
Grizzly with Cubs | Pixabay Image

Bison

Bison Herd In Yellowstone | Photo: Yellowstone Vacations
Bison Herd In Yellowstone | Photo: Yellowstone Vacations

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep | Pixabay


Black Bears

Black Bear | Pixabay Image
Black Bear | Pixabay Image

Rainbow Trout

Chase Navratil with A Rainbow Trout | Photo: Alex Mansfield
Chase Navratil with A Rainbow Trout | Photo: Alex Mansfield

Coyote

Coyote Leaping During Hunt | Pixabay Image
Coyote Leaping During Hunt | Pixabay Image

Mountain Lions

Mountain Lion | Photo: Pixabay
Mountain Lion | Photo: Pixabay

Porcupines

Porcupine In Madison Range | Photo: D. Lennon
Porcupine In Madison Range | Photo: D. Lennon

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl | Pixabay Image
Great Horned Owl | Pixabay Image

Mule Deer

Three Mule Deer | Pixabay Image
Three Mule Deer | Pixabay Image

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle | Pixabay
Bald Eagle | Pixabay

Pronghorns

Pronghorn In A Field | Pixabay Image
Pronghorn In A Field | Pixabay Image

Snowshoe Hares

Snowshoe Hare | Pixabay
Snowshoe Hare | Pixabay

Wolverines

Wolverine | Pixabay Image
Wolverine | Pixabay Image

Canada Lynx

Lynx | Pixabay Image
Lynx | Pixabay Image

Marmot

Marmot | Pixabay Image
Marmot | Pixabay Image

Beavers

Beaver In The Water | Pixabay
Beaver In The Water | Pixabay

Are there other wild animals in Big Sky Country? Of course! This is far from a complete list, but it’s a fun starting point. Try to spot all of these animals in the wild. It’s no easy task. Remember to click on the above links to learn interesting facts about the wildlife of Big Sky Country.

No matter what time of year you’re in Big Sky, there’s a good chance that you’ll spot wildlife. Always treat the wild animals in Big Sky with the utmost respect. Be careful in their presence and know what to do in case you have a close encounter with wildlife.

Oh and if you capture an amazing wildlife photo, please tag #visitbigsky. We can’t wait to share in your wildlife experience!

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