View 85 species of wildlife from the Arctic, including glacier bears, brown/grizzly bears and black bears, on this 25-acre ... 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.
Maggie the elephant is gone to California so ignore any reviews ranting about her presence. What remains is a small zoo in natural setting made up mostly of rescued Alaskan animals with a few more exotic (to Americans) northern climate animals. Zoo is located in a natural setting where it is possible to see moose and bears roaming free if you spend sometime on nearby trails. Great for kids.
Although it definitely isn't as big as some of the zoos I've visited in the Lower 48, I really feel like the Alaska Zoo has a great heart. It has the highest percentage of rescued orphaned and injured animals in the country, and every animal there is there because it can't survive on its own in the wild. The animals are all cold-weather animals, so they don't seem to mind the cold. And the enclosures--especially the ones for the moose, sheep, caribou and wolves--are huge compared to some other zoos I've been to. I will definitely go back!!
This is an outstanding zoo. I have been to many zoo's around the country and this one is really a very cool one. Its in a wooded area, has steams running though it, the animals due to the nice weather are ususally out walking around. It was clearly one of the High spots on my trip to AK. Its a don't miss.
I liked alot of things because it was entertaining, fun, they had great foods, and the animals was fantastic.There was a lot of interesting things to see and do. I kant wait to go there again!! I honestly say that it wasnt a bad idea going there am happy i had fun and that i liked it because it wasnt a waist of money going there. I didnt really have anything that i disliked about the zoo in alaska. =)
We really enjoyed our time at the zoo. It is a small zoo, but has many animals that I have not seen in other zoos.
We loved the polar bears. I really liked that we could see them above, below and even on the internet when we got home. Another crowd favorite was the snow leopards.
Free Maggie! Before I visited, I was of the opinion to let the zoo keep an elephant. After seeing Maggie, I agree with everyone else in that she needs to find a new home in a warmer climate with other elephants for her to socialize with. I have never seen such a sad (condition & attitude) elephant.
To me the animals looked hungry or sick (I grew up on a farm, so I'm pretty critical). The cages/pens didn't look like they really got the care and upkeep they need. It was good to see the native animals all in one place. I guess I've been spoiled from other great zoo's---Milwaukee's or especially Omaha's zoo (an absolute must see)!! The overall layout leaves room for a lot of potential with the right zookeepers.
Very sad sight. One lone elephant in snow filled Alaska. Elephants are very social creatures as everyone knows and these selfish zoo keepers have decided to keep Maggie alone, as if the company of human handlers were enough. She is probably "madder than a march hare" (nuts) now, and it is the zoo's fault for isolating an elephant this long. May God have mercy on their souls. I wouldn't spend a dime to visit a place that is so cruel to animals.
When the "Good Friday" earthquake rocked Anchorage in March of 1964, the area that is now the park was an
affluent residential area on the bluffs above Cook Inlet. The 9.2 earthquake dropped these homes into 30 foot crevasses ...
This coastal trail offers 10 miles of paved walking, skiing, biking and in line skating heaven. It also provides unbelievable
sunset views. The trail, built in honor of one of the city's mayors and the current state's governor, is ...
This place is a much more entertaining destination than you might guess. Daily programs at 2pm include discussions led by
park rangers, zoo personnel or guest presenters. These experts talk about a variety of topics such as nature, wildlife ...
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