Alaska Zoo, Anchorage

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Address: 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, United States, 99507

Phone: +1-9073462133

Fax: +1-9073462673

Ticket Price: 15 USD

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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About Alaska Zoo, Anchorage

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

  • This zoo is a medium sized, somewhat confusing maze of trails, but we managed to see all of the animals, and we were not disappointed. We watched and listened to a group of wolves howling. We watched the grizzlies eating. We watched the dall sheep eat up close. We saw many kinds of raptors, eagles, ravens. We saw musk oxen, coyotes, moose, porcupines, seals and many other animals! Many of the animals are rescues that can no longer live in the wild. Definitely consider visiting this zoo. But they look healthy though

  • Very nice place for all ages. It is small but getting to see mostly Alaskan animals up close was exciting. I love how up close and personal you can't get with out the huge crowds.

  • Its a nice zoo to visit and the kid friendly activities they offer are fun. They could do a bit better when it comes to holiday events or any events even.

  • 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...

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