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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. Arrange to visit Alaska Zoo and other attractions in Anchorage using our Anchorage trip itinerary maker.
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  • Stopped here on our last day to satisfy my mom since we didn't see any wild bears during the trip. So we got to see the zoos brown bears, black bears and polar bear. I was quite surprised at how nice ...  more »
  • I'll admit that we didn't go to Alaska expecting to visit a zoo. We live in Denver which has a great zoo and had recently visited San Diego which has another outstanding zoo. However, on a day we'd pl...  more »
  • I can say i've visited Alaska Zoo. The animals were incredible. My favorite was baby Musk Ox. The bears we awesome, the only few i've seen my 2 weeks in AK. I wish you could get a bit closer to the an...  more »
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  • If you go there expecting a big city zoo, you will be disappointed. If you go interested in Alaskan and Arctic animals and willing to walk in a wooded setting, you should have a good day. You might even learn from the interpretative signs. Marquis animals are the polar bears, snow leopards, and Siberian tigers. Highlights of our visit were the baby musk ox, the orphaned black bear cub, the active Siberian Tigers and brown bear. This is a great outing for kids as it isn't huge, although by the end of the day my kids were definitely done.
  • Small but very cool zoo! Wide assortment of creatures! Cute food and coffee shop! Playground for the little ones! Also they go all out for several holidays... Halloween is really cool!
  • I'm sure the animals are great. We sat in line for 20 minutes as they sell tickets and food from the same place, no one moves out of line. About 5 people waiting to get in left, we did too. Was not even that busy...
  • Great little zoo with many unique animals like Tibetan yaks, wolverines, and snow leopards. It also has a really nice gift shop with goods from local artisans.
  • If I had never been to another zoo any place else I would likely think it was a great zoo. But it's really small, there isn't a lot of animals and the enclosures are on the smaller side. But they do have some pretty cool animals like a polar bears, dall sheep, mountain goats, wolves, wolverine, snow leopard, yaks and of course moose, reindeer and other Alaskan animals. It's a fairly nice way to spend an hour with the kiddos :)