Woodland Trail

Along a wooded path, meet North American predators—including lynx and pumas—as well as a herd of native elk. Explore the interactive adventure trail and discover how you can help save endangered species.

What To See and Do

Stop by the mane attraction.
An elusive mountain predator, the Canadian lynx is a distinctive cat with its shaggy mane and tall, tufted ears.

Visit North America’s biggest cats.
Watch pumas Felix and Cleo on the prowl, as they climb trees to topple meaty melons or sniff out intriguing scents (chamomile is a fave).

Relax in the garden.
The Butterfly Garden offers up a buffet of coneflowers and other native plants to attract monarch and buckeye butterflies in summer.

Meet the bugle boys.
Five-feet-tall and up to 1,000 pounds, giant Roosevelt elk bulls vent their feelings with spine-tingling bugles.

Studying Pumas in the Wild

Wildlife Conservation Society scientists work in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to conduct research on pumas (a.k.a. cougars or mountain lions). As the leader of the Northern Yellowstone Cougar Project WCS biologist Toni Ruth gathers and analyzes information on cougar populations and predation. She investigates interactions between Yellowstone’s carnivores to examine how the restoration of wolves to the ecosystem affects the cougars that share their turf.