View 85 species of wildlife from the Arctic, including glacier bears, brown/grizzly bears and black bears, on this 25-acre wo... More
View 85 species of wildlife from the Arctic, including glacier bears, brown/grizzly bears and black bears, on this 25-acre wooded area. See caribou, moose, dall sheep, wolves, musk oxen and many others. Some non-Alaskan species such as elephants, bactrian camels and even a Siberian tiger are housed in the zoo. A gift shop and a refreshment stand are on the premises.
Get there early before the stollers run you over, but once you're there you'll be surprised how many well built exhibits there are in this small zoo. Don't let the size fool you, we were there for two hours and could have spent longer with these amazing set of animals!
This zoo is fantastic! Small compared to other zoos, but what would you expect? People don't vacation in AK with the zoo in mind...They probably do as much as they can afford with such a short tourist season...
Great exhibits, great variety of native birds and mammals - and we were lucky enough to see some of the orphaned brown bear cubs the zoo was taking care of! This place does a lot of rehab for orphaned and injured animals (I believe it's main purpose for existing) and it's great to actually see the baby animals they are caring for.
We have been back, again and again. I agree with, 'don't let the size fool you' comment. You may not see as many Alaska animals as you might expect, but this zoo is one of my favorites in the world. The size is compact and nicely fills part or all of a day.
An excellent place to stay with breakfast, heated pool, fitness room, a washer/dryer and an Alaskan Atmosphere to greet you in the lobby with a double sided fireplace, a alaskan gift shop, and look out for the giant bear! (the kids loved that)
A great place to stay with the whole family.