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Alaska Zoo, Anchorage

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At Alaska Zoo, see more than 100 birds and mammals up close. Many of the zoo’s residents were rescued from the wild as orphans or after suffering an injury. Visit polar bears, bald eagles, moose, and many other inhabitants of the Alaskan wilderness. The zoo is also home to cold-climate animals from other parts of the world, such as Amur tigers and Tibetan yaks. For a behind-the-scenes look at the animals, book a Special Encounters tour and shadow zoo keepers for the day. A number of species at the zoo hibernate and therefore may be inactive during the winter. During the summer, a free shuttle service is available from downtown Anchorage to the zoo. Plan to visit Alaska Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Anchorage attractions using our Anchorage trip site .
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  • We stopped here because we had a few hours to burn before our flight home. My daughter also wanted to see the lynx exhibit. It’s a smaller zoo, and at first thought it was a little runned down. As I r...  more »
  • Not the biggest or best zoo I have seen but well worth a stop. You will see more native wildlife here than you probably will on your own in the state. A very nice walking layout and well maintained.  more »
  • Give at least 2 hours to see it all. you're welcomed by seeing the polar bears first, awesome! the walking paths are in a natural setting but easy to go thru. We were able to see animals in a more nat...  more »
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  • This zoo is a medium sized, somewhat confusing maze of trails, but we managed to see all of the animals, and we were not disappointed. We watched and listened to a group of wolves howling. We watched the grizzlies eating. We watched the dall sheep eat up close. We saw many kinds of raptors, eagles, ravens. We saw musk oxen, coyotes, moose, porcupines, seals and many other animals! Many of the animals are rescues that can no longer live in the wild. Definitely consider visiting this zoo. But they look healthy though
  • This place is awesome! So many animals, it ranges from A-Z! It was such a pleasure here! Of course one of the best zoo’s.
  • We love the Alaska Zoo and get the annual family pass. Our 3 year old son especially loves running the trails. Super happy they added a playground for young children.
  • Very nice place for all ages. It is small but getting to see mostly Alaskan animals up close was exciting. I love how up close and personal you can't get with out the huge crowds.
  • Good zoo to see Alaskan wildlife. Take your Grandchildren or children.
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