With more than 98,000 squares miles of terrain and one person per every 111 acres, it's no wonder that Wyoming is one of the best wildlife-watching destinations in North America.
Home to more than 100 mammal species and 400 species of birds, Wyoming's wild residents include bison, mountain lions, wolverines, bobcats, grizzly bears, black bears, elk, moose, deer and pronghorn antelope, as well as wild horses. Many of Wyoming's wildlife reside in our state and national parks, national forests, national wilderness areas and wildlife refuges.
And while many travelers make the trek to Africa to watch impressive wildlife migrations, Wyoming has some of the largest and longest wildlife migrations in the western hemisphere, specifically for mule deer, pronghorn and elk. In addition, the longest mule deer migration was recorded in the western corridor of Wyoming as the deer travel from their winter range in southwest Wyoming's Red Desert to northwest Wyoming's Hoback Basin.
Also located nearby: the American Serengeti. A nickname for Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley, this region of the park is known for its abundant wildlife-watching opportunities, including bison, bears, wolves, coyotes, elk and moose.