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Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Great small zoo in the mountains

Who doesn't want to see wolfs, bobcats, and bears in the mountains. This is the only place you will... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2016
Dan G
Kids loved the animals

Took the kids to see the animals and they loved it. We got to see the animals up close without our... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2016
Maya T
Cathedral City, California
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The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rehabilitation facility offering injured, orphaned and imprinted wild animals a safe haven; temporarily while they heal or permanently as they are unable to survive on their own.We are extremely proud that 90% of all the animals brought to us for rehabilitation are successfully released back into their native environment.Those that remain with us on exhibit are either too injured or have been imprinted by humans and can not be released back into the wild to care for themselves.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bald eagles” (22 reviews)
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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

Who doesn't want to see wolfs, bobcats, and bears in the mountains. This is the only place you will actually get to see them in Big Bear as a wild sighting of these wonderful animals is extremely rare. Also liked seeing the Eagles, Owls, and...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Took the kids to see the animals and they loved it. We got to see the animals up close without our views obstructed. My children were very pleased

Thank Maya T
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Great zoo. Pleasantly surprised to find such a wonderful zoo in the mountains. The exhibits are wonderful. Very educational. You will not be disappointed. Best part they have secured funding and are moving to a new location. Larger, newer. Take time to go.

Thank Audrie O
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This is a must see. Go in the late afternoon the animals are active and it makes for fun experience watching the looks on the kids faces when the bears stand up. Can't wait for the new Zoo to open.

Thank rwheeler1952
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Just a short drive away from the Village in Big Bear don't miss this interesting location and purpose for this animal sanctuary that helps rescued mountain animals.

Thank LT7744
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

It's a small zoo - but if the weather is cool all the animals are up & about ! Harley the 22 yr old grizzly (600 lbs) was in the water chewing on a tree; then out & digging his den !!!! He alone is...More

Thank meeames
Reviewed August 25, 2016

This Zoo is just the perfect size. We enjoyed walking around, and watching the handlers clean and feed the animals.

Thank Nanski
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Grizzly bear, coyotes, wolves, raccoons....and so much more. We loved it. And the clubhouse next door has great food.

Thank slw4477
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We're from San Diego, so we are totally spoiled with a world famous zoo that we regularly visit. When we headed up to Big Bear with the family, our kids insisted we visit the zoo. The Big Bear Zoo, while tiny, was a totally fun...More

Thank luv2travel707
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is now the second generation we have taken to the Moonridge Zoo. Always enjoy looking at the bears, deer and wolves. The new snow leopards were super active to everyone's delight!

Thank AtDogBeach
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August 31, 2017|
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Response from Kendall73 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe that they are. You can check their web site and/or try giving them a call to confirm. The General Info number is 909-584-1299. You can search for the web address on the web. I could not post it here.
Wayne S
July 10, 2017|
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Response from annette425 | Reviewed this property |
not sure of the exact amount. They have the info on their website. They are not cheap. I think around $10 or so.
Miguel O
March 1, 2017|
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Response from 128joannat | Reviewed this property |
Not unless it's a service animal.