Draper Natural History Museum
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition are partnering to offer a series of summer evening programs that focus on some of the region’s iconic wildlife.
Staff from the Draper Natural History Museum will join the roster of presenters offering guided field trips, interactive programs and seminars for the Spring into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival May 14-18 in Cody, Wyo.
The Draper Natural History Museum's staff will be leading some of the tours offered at Cody, Wyo.'s, Spring Into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival later this month.
Long-term drought, energy development, residential development and expanding predator populations are challenging Wyoming’s migratory ungulates.
Current archaeological research is revealing insights into early peoples' use of Wyoming's Absaroka Mountains, but the work is being threatened by fire, looting and vandalism.
The Yellowstone grizzly bear has been in the news over the past few years as its status on the Endangered Species List is debated, but the animal first gained national attention at the end of the 19th century with Ernest Thompson Seton’s “Wahb” in “Biography of a Grizzly,” published in seria…
CODY, Wyo. – Next to a pink hand mirror hanging upside down on the wall of the Raptor Experience workroom is a printed diagram titled “How to Properly Cut Up a Rat.”
Hayabusa, an injured peregrine falcon, is held by Ryan as the bird gets its beak and a few talons trimmed.
Volunteer Patrick Petit talks to museum visitors about the peregrine falcon Hayabusa on Friday. Before volunteering, his main interaction with animals was owning a dog.
Melissa Hill, assistant curator for live raptors at the Draper Natural History Museum, uses a Dremel tool to sand down Hayabusa's beak as LaDaun Ryan holds the bird.
LaDaun Ryan returns Kateri, a golden eagle, to her perch at the bird's cage behind the Buffalo Bill Center of the West recently. Ryan is a volunteer for the Draper Natural History Museum's Raptor Experience program. The museum's raptors are shown to the public daily to educate the public abo…
The large chest freezer inside the raptor workshop features unusual contents outlined by a sign on the top.
To apologize to Hayabusa after her beak and talons were trimmed, she was fed half a quail.
A diagram shows how to cut up a rat for feeding to the raptors.
Teasdale the great horned owl has only one mood, grumpy. So the poster, created by an intern, makes fun of the unflappable bird.
Melissa Hill carries the turkey vulture Suli inside after its feeding. Normally at this time of year, the bird would have migrated south to spend the winter.
Kateri was named in a museum contest. The big bird weighs about 14 pounds.
Melissa Hill, live raptor program manager for the Draper Natural History Museum, will give a talk on raptors on Feb. 6 at 12:15 p.m. in the Buffalo Bill Center for the West's Coe Auditorium.
Melissa Hill will discuss birds of prey, her professional career working with them and the Draper Natural History Museum’s raptor education program at the Feb. 6 Lunchtime Expedition at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo.
Carlos Martinez del Rio of the University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute presents the next Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition at the Draper Natural History Museum on Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in Cody, Wyo.