Alaska Zoo, Anchorage
About Alaska Zoo, Anchorage
Alaska Zoo, Anchorage - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, United States
Ticket Price: 15 USD
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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With nearly 200,000 visitors annually, this is one of the state’s most popular attractions. 25 acres contain about 100 birds and mammals covering about 50 species. It’s not much, but they’ve done it very well indeed. And that’s just weird considering where they started from – with grocer Jack Snyder having to choose between winning USD 3000 or a baby elephant. He chose the elephant.
Animals on display include not only native Alaskan greats such as otters, caribou, owls, hawks, bears and wolves, but also exotic fare such as Amur tigers, Bactrian Camels, and yaks. The zoo’s done very well for itself in terms of education, research, wildlife conservation, and injured animal rehabilitation; and it collaborates with the University of Alaska, anchorage in animal research. They organise various events and educational camps too, so check out their website if you want to involve yourself in that.
For a hefty fee, you could wrangle a special encounter. Parties, greenhouse and other event rentals are advertised.
Alaska Zoo Information
- Ticket booth closes 30 minutes before final time.
Alaska Zoo Ticket Prices
- Adult $15
- Adult Alaska Resident $13
- Senior $10
- Military $10; 3 - 17 years $7
- Ages 2 years and under have free entry.
- Zoo Lights charges are USD 7
How To reach Alaska Zoo by Public Transport
- By rented car from city centre.
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Alaska Zoo, Anchorage Reviews - Write a Review
I really liked this zoo, more than most I've been to. It was a nice last stop on our last day in Alaska, but compared to all the epic adventures and scenery we experienced, including native animals in the wild, it felt a bit tame by comparison. The zoo is not overwhelmingly large, but features mostly animals native to Alaska. It's a great opportunity to see them up close, as out in the wilderness you typically need high-powered binoculars or a stroke of incredibly good luck. The enclosures are large enough to give the animals room to roam, but not too large that they can roam far from view. It's a very family-friendly place, evidenced by the large number of mostly local families we saw there. Something I could tolerate, but that didn't necessarily add to the experience.
The zoo is a nice place to go. It's small but with a lot of amazing animals. But the cages look small too and the polar bear seemed very alone to me...
Loved this zoo! Went during mid-February and there wasn’t a soul in the place! It was absolutely awesome. Got to see the beautiful tigers they had - I do worry that the animals aren’t cared for extremely well but they seemed to be okay.
Friendly place that is educational and a great rehabilitation center for injured animals. Reasonable pricing. Map was a bit confusing though. Enclosures offer various viewing angles. They offer personal tours and interactions with certain animals including assisting with feeding.. There are snow leopards, black bears, brown bears, a variety of owls and predatory birds as we'll as camels, alpacas and a letting zoo.
Not a lot has changed since I was kid going here over 20 years ago. Most of the same animals and a lot of them are local animals to the region. Small compared to other city zoo's. It is worth checking out but not a place you would pay to go in again and again.
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