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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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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It's a small zoo, of mostly rescue animals. If you have never seen a muskox or arctic fox it is worth going. But a better and cheaper alternative is to head south of town 35 miles to the Alaska Wildlife Center or to Palmer to the Palmer Muskox Farm.

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Sayville, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Liked the layout,how well the animals are cared for.You can go thru the whole zoo in about 2 hours and there's a free shuttle from the visitors center.You'll definatly see a moose!

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Barrington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This zoo is a little unique in that much of the collection comes from "rescued" animals who could not survive on their own. That is a two sided sword in that the animals are an odd collection of missing wings and broken parts which takes away some of the aura but adds the dimension that these are fragile creatures who... More

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Richland, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited the zoo when our day cruise was cancelled due to high seas. I wasn't sure what to expect and will admit that I wasn't overly impressed or disappointed. It is worth a visit (it's inexpensive) but just don't set your expectations too high. It is a fairly small zoo but they have done well with what they have.... More

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Riverside, California
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128 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a small local zoo. They have many animals that live in wild in Alaska. Unfortunately, the cage materials prevent one from seeing the animals clearly. On of the bear attractions has a viewing stand that allows you to see bears at feeding time.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 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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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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