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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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Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The zoo had a lot of natural elements and scenery. It is obvious that they are all well taken care of and loved but the animals look sad.

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Manangatang, Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We found time before we left to visit this zoo and it was well worth it. We were able to see many native animals without the crowds of a bigger zoo. The bears were playing and we could have sat and watched them all day.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We've been to zoos all around the world. This is a cute, small efficient zoo. Small pathways, with natural surroundings. Given the location (AK) the animals are appropriate. For the price it is great. The kids (9 & 12) loved it. The wolf cubs were adorable & are now at the zoo in our backyard in MN. Get to watch... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The place has a good layout for seeing and interacting, if possible, with the animals that they have. Like any zoo or place with a mixture of animals, it had that funky smell. But it wasn't bad as to cause your stomach to turn, which means that they keep the zoo as clean as they can. Don't forget to bring... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Looks very tired and under funded with animals cared for the best they can. Few of the areas represent modern zoo standards of "natural environments" for the animals. The birds, especially, are held in tiny cages. I was excited that the zoo focused on species native to Alaska, but left depressed. We did very much enjoy reading about how each... More

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Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's a smaller zoo than most I have visited but it is laid out well and it is easy to see everything in under two hours (faster if you don't have kids with you). The focus is primarily on animals native to Alaska or other polar or cold climate regions and it appears the majority of the animals were rescued... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Anchorage Zoo is a small zoo, but don't let that deter you from visiting. It is packed with Artic animals you may or may not see during your Alaskan stay. Make sure you pick up the map, because the zoo has many twists and turns and it is easy to miss a favorite.The best time to come is after... More

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Nice zoo, but after visiting the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation first, this was anticlimactic. Very small zoo, but o.k.

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Abbeville, LA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This different from most. The animals seem to be all native to Alaska or other areas of the world that have the same climate. Really enjoyed seeing the Polar Bear, Musk Ox, Yak... Bald Eagle etc. The Zoo Crew seemed to be very knowledgeable. Very entertaining way to spend an afternoon.

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Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This zoo is small but has a very local feel with Brown, Black and Polar bears, Moose, Musk Ox, and Wolves (we were fortunate enough to be there on the last day for the wolf cubs). There are a few unexpected animals such as Tigers and Camels which seemed a little out of place. However all the handlers were very... More

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