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Alaska Zoo

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Address: 4731 Omalley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-6573
Phone Number: +1 907-346-2133
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If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll...

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.

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Great place for younger kids

In the summer, this is an awesome place to bring young kids. It has a wide range of 'Alaskan' animals, including moose, musk ox, and polar bears. Because of the climate, it's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In the summer, this is an awesome place to bring young kids. It has a wide range of 'Alaskan' animals, including moose, musk ox, and polar bears. Because of the climate, it's limited on certain animals (no elephants). Parking is convenient, friendly staff.

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Thank Anna F
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lots of different animals, birds, etc. But sadly, no elephants. Wolves are very vocal with you when you make wolf sounds

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In all fairness, I might have given this attraction a 5 if it wasn't for the intense heat that day. Yes, intense heat in Alaska!!! The animals are all kept in large, realistic habitats. Therefore, there's a lot of walking through very confusing paths. The one thing that upset me was the lack of shade or water features for the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small little zoo. But they do have fair species or animals on exhibit. If you have seen the wildlife in Alaksa, I think you can give this a miss. The reason we drop by because we didn't came across any wild moose in Fairbanks or Anchorage. But the moose displayed here is pathetic.

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Thank Alex C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zoo has only outdoor northern animals, but has excellent signage about each, and one experience unique to my zoo visits: watching staff walk the wolves on leashes.

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Redmond, Oregon, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it was nice to see some of the animals that eluded me in my outdoor adventures (and probably much safer) I was surprised to see the size - and lack thereof - of many of the enclosures, and I honestly left feeling rather sad. It was certainly educational, and the animals are obviously well cared for, but I won't... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The zoo is small, and that would have been fine, but the animals need larger enclosures. Most of them were pacing back and forth and were not content in their spaces. Looked like they had lighting up that would make it beautiful when dark. Might be worth going when it is dark just to enjoy the lighting in the snow... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We like this zoo because it's Alaska animals. There's none of the "normal zoo animals" like giraffes, elephants, etc, but there are animals specific to Alaska hat other zoos don't have: musk ox, wolverine, moose, Lynx, etc. there's also a petting zoo inside the zoo for no additional charge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We rented a car very inexpensively, and drove out from the hotel (About 20-25 min drive from Captain Cook hotel downtown Anchorage) You can do the zoo in an hour if you power through! Great morning activity before your noon tour picks you up Great for kids, they have good signage for all of the animals If you're into zoos,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

it's is truely an alaska zoo. the zoo is not loaded with a lot of different animal, only animals that are unique to alaska. it was like noah's ark of alaska. at each habitat it had the story on how the zoo acquired the animals. which a lot are animal that where abandon by their mother in nature or injuried.

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