Anchorage Wildlife Parks
While Alaska is filled with unique creatures, there’s no guarantee that you’ll spot them in the wild. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure you’ll see some of Alaska’s amazing animals. You could visit the Alaska Zoo, for example. Right in Anchorage and open year-round, the zoo offers the opportunity to see 80 different animals, from bears to seals and musk ox. Come in winter and you’ll also find a festive display of twinkling lights. Or visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, about 50 miles from Anchorage, for a chance to get up close to animals in their natural habitat.
At the 200-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, see Alaskan wildlife up close. The center’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned, injured, and ill animals — those that can’t survive in the wild. The center, which opened to the public in 1993, educates visitors about Alaska’s wildlife. Coyotes peer out from behind the brush while a bald eagle swoops in on the salmon remains left by a grizzly bear. Wood Bison plod through 65 acres of tidal ...more