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Alaska Zoo, Anchorage

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#6 of 50 in Parks in Anchorage
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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 had an wonderful time with our grandkids at this zoo. It was pleasant and has a good variety of animal exhibits. Cute bear cubs in the animal rescue area. 
    We had an wonderful time with our grandkids at this zoo. It was pleasant and has a good variety of animal exhibits. Cute bear cubs in the animal rescue area.  more »
  • The zoo is a wonderful spot to see different Alaskan animals. We did an animal experience that was phenominal. Not only did we learn all about our animal, but we had a chance to interact and feed... 
    The zoo is a wonderful spot to see different Alaskan animals. We did an animal experience that was phenominal. Not only did we learn all about our animal, but we had a chance to interact and feed...  more »
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  • Amazing zoo! Friendly staff and interactive animals. Can visit year around despite the snow! Make sure to buy a bag of popcorn when you get your tickets that you can walk around and eat before entering. The otters and polar bear were especially interactive. We enjoyed seeing all the native wildlife. Family friendly and a great spot if you have little ones. Disclaimer: DO NOT bring your pet to the zoo. Legal and active working service dog pictured in photos. Medical equipment only permitted.
  • We shouldn't have to wear masks when we are outside!

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