Expert biologists lead Wolves and Bears Expeditions through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks while exploring the animals’ ecological roles in the Greater Yellowstone Geo-Ecosystem. Kevin Taylor, Program Coordinator for Wildlife Expeditions, describes the expedition leaders as “more than just tour guides; they are outdoor educators.” The knowledge shared by these leaders is a critical aspect of every Wolves and Bears Expedition, as guests find themselves surrounded by beautiful scenery, geothermal features and a landscape teaming with wildlife: newborn bison and elk calves frolicking among the heard, coyotes, magpies, and bald eagles picking over carcasses, bear cubs emerging from dens with their mothers, bighorn sheep and moose browsing on shrubs and willows and wolf packs sauntering the fields in search of prey.
The highlights of any Wolves and Bears expedition are the Lamar and Hayden Valleys, where bears hunt and wolves commonly den. In addition, the trip may include stops at Old Faithful, the colorful Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs. Wildlife Expeditions and the Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa have teamed up to provide a package that consists of wolf and bear watching with four diamond Jackson Hole accommodations and dining. The Rusty Parrot package price begins at $2,908 for two and this 5-day expedition which includes trip leaders, two nights lodging at the Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa, two nights lodging in Cooke City, Montana, meals, snacks and beverages, round-trip transportation from Jackson Hole in a customized safari-style vehicle with roof hatches and sliding windows, use of optics, all park entrance fees and dinner for two at the Four Diamond Wild Sage restaurant upon returning from Yellowstone. All expeditions are limited to eight participants in order to create an intimate experience and to maximize your interactions with the biologist.
Dates for 2011 Wolves and Bears Expeditions:
April 23-27, 2011
April 28-May 2, 2011
May 3-7, 2011
May 10-14, 2011
May 15-19, 2011
May 19-23, 2011
May 26-30, 2011
May 30-June3, 2011
In addition to Wolves and Bears Expeditions, Wildlife Expeditions offers year-round half-day, full-day and multi-day trips through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as well as the surrounding areas. Detailed booking information is available from the Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa at 800.458.2004 or www.rustyparrot.com, or Wildlife Expeditions or Teton Science Schools at 888.458.2004 or www.wildlifeexpeditions.org.
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About Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools
Wildlife Expedition is an educational outreach program of Teton Science Schools, a nonprofit organization that was established in 1967. Wildlife Expeditions provides year-round wildlife viewing and natural history interpretation to anyone interested in close-up, ethical viewing of Greater Yellowstone’