Wildlife Expeditions’ Yellowstone Fall Elk Bugling, Wolves & Bears Safari Explores New Science Behind Eerie Calls

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An autumn Yellowstone National Park safari with Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools includes chance to hear elk bugling while learning new science behind the sounds. Guests on the Fall Elk Bugling, Wolves & Bears expedition travel in customized safari vehicles and view native Yellowstone area species in the wild.

Wildlife Expeditions’ fall elk bugling, wolves & bears safari guests can listen to bull elk attract females with strange high-pitched cries on the three-day trip (photo by Paul Brown).

The elk’s haunting cries give leaf-peeping in Yellowstone National Park a unique dimension.

Weighing in at more than 700 pounds, bull elk come together in a clash of titans each fall as they spar over their harems. But the bulls’ rutting “bugle” is oddly high-pitched – and only recently identified as two sounds being produced simultaneously: a piercing whistle to attract cows at a distance, and a rumbling growl to impress those nearby.

The elk’s haunting cries give leaf-peeping in Yellowstone National Park a unique dimension – as do the wolves and bears on the prowl in preparation for winter. For a firsthand experience of autumn’s sights and sounds, Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools offers a three-day Fall Elk Bugling, Wolves & Bears safari into Yellowstone’s wild backcountry.

Knowledgeable guides lead the small-group safari, which departs from and returns to Jackson, Wyo. The Fall Elk Bugling, Wolves & Bears Expedition travels in comfortable customized safari vehicles into Yellowstone’s storied Lamar and Hayden Valleys, known as America’s Serengeti. Wolves are attracted by the large concentrations of elk at this time of year while bears are stocking up on food for winter hibernation, and Wildlife Expeditions guides are expert at discovering the best possible wildlife viewing – and listening – experience.

The Fall Elk Bugling trip is offered three times in 2016: Sept. 15 - 17, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, and Oct. 6 – 8. Rate for the expedition is $1,450/person and also includes two nights’ lodging in Cooke City, Mont., meals, snacks and beverages, high-quality binoculars and spotting scopes, National Park Service entrance fee and more.

The three-day trip may also include stops at such iconic Yellowstone National Park attractions as Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs. For a sample trip itinerary, visit the Wildlife Expeditions website here.

About Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools:
Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools has a well-earned reputation of leading exceptional safari tours and locating wild animals in the wilderness in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. As Jackson Hole, Wyoming's premier and original safari provider, Wildlife Expeditions offers family-friendly educational tours year-round in a stunning natural environment. The wildlife tour company has been featured in Conde Nast Traveler magazine and named one of “10 Amazing Adventures” worldwide by USA Today. For more information or to book a Wildlife Expeditions tour, visit http://www.tetonscience.org.

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