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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Wow! What a zoo! Get up close and personal with Alaskan and Siberian animals! The staff was great, especially Kayla who took over 30 minutes to talk to us about the animals and zoo! more »
This is a relatively small zoo with a nice variety of local wildlife. The first thing that is a bit confusing is there isn't a map (or at least one we saw) when we entered, so we just picked a... more »
Really beautiful zoo that is well spaced out. You get to walk through gorgeous landscape to each enclosure. Each animal was some sort of rescue and had something permitting it from being released back into the wild, but still it makes you somewhat sad to see them enclosed in cages. Beautiful facility though!
Enjoyed our trip to the zoo this week. It was our first time and even though it is not real big it is a great zoo! Loved seeing the polar bears, snow leopard and musk ox. Not something we can see in Texas. Nice layout with plenty of shade. Nice gift shop and coffee house.
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