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Alaska Zoo

4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
907 346 2133
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Ranked #21 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Antiquing
Owner description: If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll find it at this small zoo, where all the animals have names. You'll see... more » Owner description: If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll find it at this small zoo, where all the animals have names. You'll see moose, caribou, sheep, wolves, musk oxen, mountain goats and several different types of bears, including polar, grizzly and black bears. « less
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our trip to the zoo. There is a free shuttle that runs hourly from the town centre. It is a small shuttle so be mindful that it only seats a few people. The zoo itself obviously needs funding as it is a little rundown but it will only improve by visitors attending and they are currently fundraising to... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed going to the zoo. It was nice to see that about half of the animals were orphans, or sick, etc for the reason why they came there. Many of the animals are rescue animals. Very clean and nice habitats for the animals to be in.

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st paul, mn
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

more of a sanctuary zoo, most animals were native and rescued. Loved the setup, very natural enclosures.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The facilities are in awful shape. No clean water and no water in some pens. Awful urine stench by black bears. Very depressing. Go to natural habits instead.

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My 13 year old grandson and I went to the Zoo while on vacation. He loves animals and there were many native animals to see. I liked that it is set in the trees and feels like you are out for a hike. I did notice many of the animals are "rescue" animals. That is nice to know they are... More

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Franklin, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our walk through the zoo was a very nice experience enabling us to see a nice variety of wildlife from the Alaska area as well as other colder regions. Every exhibit explained where they came from and why they were in captivity at the zoo. There was a wide variety of animals and birds to see. Some exhibits were empty... More

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Topsham, Maine
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Laid out well, but in need of some help. We saw only 1 employee as we were walking around. Most of the animals were visible, but the place just seemed like it needed paint, weed whacking, better signage and some kind of "happiness" factor. It didn't help that it was overcast that day, but the place just seemed kinda down.... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This isn't the biggest zoo in the country, it doesn't have the most exotic animals, but it has a lot of heart. i went primarily to see the wolf pups that have since left but I always enjoy visiting. Lots of interaction with the animals available and they always have fun events (watch their Facebook page)

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Compared to other city zoos, This is a small zoo. The shuttle service from the downtown visitors center and the low cost make it worth a couple hours visit. They mostly keep animals that are native to the area. The wolf exhibit was unique and the wolf family look very happy.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Today I visited the zoo. Fun for kids but nothing much to do for adults. Accept for the brown bear which is not "caged" in, all the other animals are very miserable. Compare to the Frankfurt and Berlin Zoo, this one has a lot to learn. Please do, as the Arcric animals are very special.

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