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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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  • Nice, clean, gives a good feel of local wildlife. Paths are rocky and steep in some places. It is easier to have a jogging or trail stroller or pack little ones. It was lots of fun for my 4yr old. Enjoyed the information stations.
  • Loved it!!! Awesome experience!! We got to see Arctic animals. We loved seeing the huge brown bears. We watched the river otters play, and the Polar bear was amazing. The bull moose had huge antlers. We would highly recommend going!! The slushies are so wonderful!!
  • First time in Alaska and we wanted to make sure we made a stop at the zoo. So much fun seeing animals at the zoo we don't usually get to see down in Texas. I got an awesome, frame-worthy pic of the wolves. We were also lucky to see the Siberian Tiger playing with its ball, it was almost like he/she wanted to show us!! Best video ever!!! Great experience, I would recommend to anyone while in Anchorage!
  • The worse zoo we have ever seen. The weeds are so grown you can not see the animals. The animals pens are not maintained like they should be. This zoo should be shut down until they find someone that LOVES animals and take their job to HEART.. Even your gift shop employees need to love their job...Very depressing that we visited the zoo. Hopefully when I report the to animal control they will clean this zoo up..
  • I really enjoy this zoo. It’s small and easy to navigate, affordable, has a cute gift shop and coffee/snack shop, and the people have always been really friendly. I love that they built a little playground for the little ones! I would say that my kids enjoy this activity for about 1.5-2hrs.
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