Zoo Montana is an accredited arboretum, educational facility, and zoological/botanical garden facility in the City of Billings, Montana. Zoo Montana is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of wildlife throughout Montana. This zoo is home to nearly 100 animals of 56 different species, including Grizzly Bears, Amur Tigers, River Otters, Canada Lynx, Wolverine, and Takin, among other rescued animals.
This 70-acre wildlife park was incorporated and established as a nonprofit organization in 1982. It focuses on wildlife native to Montana, the Rocky Mountains, and other cold regions at or over the 45th Parallel. Canyon Creek runs through Zoo Montana’s center ground, creating a natural and calm park-like setting.
Combining the wildlife vibe’s uniqueness and the botanic gardens’ beauty, Zoo Montana hosts over 80,000 visitors annually. This zoo is the perfect choice for an outdoor adventure experience for the family. The zoo’s habitats include animals from all over the world, so you can catch a glimpse of Hoffman’s two-toed sloths, Amur tigers, chinchillas, and many more wondrous creatures while strolling with your loved ones through lush greenery and unique scenes.
The zoo’s mantra is “quality over quantity,” meaning that the focus is not on how many animals the zoo has but on how well they’re taken care of. In 2019, Zoo Montana was accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and recognized as one of the top zoos in the world.
Located in the beautiful and picturesque tourist destination of Billings, this zoo offers visitors a unique experience to learn about Yellowstone ecosystem wildlife through interpretative displays, observations, and experimental educational programs.