Located at Fort Benton, Montana, the famous Hornaday-Smithsonian bison (Bos bison) in this exhibit are well over 100 years old! All six of the original specimens are on display, refurbished but in the same arrangement as in their original Smithsonian showcase. This exhibit is a special tribute the legacy of William T. Hornaday and this iconic species which, with careful management, rebounded from near extinction due to overhunting during the European colonization of western North America.
The Montana Natural History Center hosts dozens of the UMZM's live mounts, including three grizzly brown bears (Ursus arctos), several mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus), two American bison (Bos bison) exchanged with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and an array of small mammals and birds.
Headquartered in Missoula, Montana, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation displays several spectacular shoulder mounts of bull elk (Cervus elaphus).
Located in Glasgow, Montana, the Valley County Pioneer Museum exhibits include a full-body mount of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis).