While trekking about the Land of the Midnight Sun, you’re bound to encounter wildlife you’ve only imagined seeing before. Pamper yourself with a trip to the conservation-minded Alaska Zoo, one of the state’s most popular attractions!
The Discovery Center details zoo history through an offering of interpretive displays, vintage photography and hands-on exploration. You won’t want to miss where native and exotic wildlife flourish together in a safe haven, enjoying wonderful habitat and regular enrichment. For more than 40 years the zoo has provided shelter and care for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals. You’ll observe caribou, moose, and Dall sheep grazing peacefully in natural surroundings, and a 25-acre bear habitat supports a healthy population of black bears, glacier bears, and brown bears (grizzlies). Plus, Alaska's sole elephant, several camels and rare Amur tigers happily share the grounds with the locals.
The gift shop tenders plenty of souvenir treasures, while a snack bar ensures a well-fueled North Country safari. A convenient shuttle happily delivers you from downtown Anchorage to the zoo and back with minimal fuss. Guided tours and a series of special animal encounters are available with previous arrangement, and promise to make your group’s wild Alaska Zoo adventure a true vacation highlight!