The Alaska Zoo invites you to take a walk on the wild side! The Zoo, located just 15 minutes south of downtown Anchorage in a park like setting, is home to more than 100 animals representing 49 species. The Alaska Zoo is open daily year round and exhibits an array of animals including polar bears, brown bears and black bears, tigers, moose, wolves, snow leopards, lynx and caribou. That just names a few and doesn’t even mention the ravens, eagles and many species of hawks and owls that call the Zoo home.

The Alaska Zoo is a private nonprofit, providing a home for orphaned, injured and endangered animals. At the foothills of the Chugach Mountains, the 20-acre zoological park includes native and exotic flora. While it is a great place to “wander and watch,” many visitors take advantage of the “discovery tour,” a guided behind-the-scenes program available daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

For more information about the Alaska Zoo, programs, special events and opportunities to support the Zoo visit their website at:

Open year round, hours vary according to the season. For current hours of operation, call the Zoo information recording at:


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