Wildlife centers in Big Timber are dedicated to preserving wildlife. They are a refuge for orphaned, sick and injured wildlife, as well as home or temporary home to captive born and translocated wildlife. They work to save wildlife through science, education and conservation of natural resources. They are usually non-profit organizations. Animals at these centers may include fox, coyote, black and brown bears, moose, elk, musk ox, deer, etc. All of the animals are cared for in large natural habitats, including enclosures designed for the display of mixed species.