Big Bear Alpine Zoo39 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 43285 Goldmine Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9095841299
- Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids
One of the significant Alpine zoos in the United States, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo in Big Bear Lake is a rehabilitation centre and animal exhibit house. Starting its journey in 1959, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo has been acting as a safe haven to the injured, orphaned animals where they are healed and then released in the natural habitat. The exhibit has the animals which were too injured to live on their own or have been deeply imprinted by human. Over 85 species of birds and animals including wolf, snow leopard, Kit Foxes, Ringtails, Red Tegu, Grey Fox, Red Fox, Raccoon, Mountain Lions, Mule Deer, Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Coyotes, Hedgehogs, Fallow Deer, Mule Deer, Chuckwalla, Bobcat, Arctic Fox, American Badger, Bald Eagle, American Kestrel, Canadian Geese, Burrowing Owl, Snow Owl, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Red Tailed and Red Shouldered Hawks, Turkey Vulture and Sandhill Crane.
How to Reach Big Bear Alpine Zoo
- Buses to stop - Alpine Zoo (Goldmine Dr & Lassen Rd)
Big Bear Alpine Zoo Reviews & Ratings
This is a cool place to see some wildlife and yet not have to walk 10 miles! The animal wardens are nice and will answer your questions as they work. The animals are interesting and fairly active. The zoo itself is run by friendly staff who really seem to love the place and answering your questions.
Wasn't really sure this would be good, but boy was I wrong. This was so good. Looks little but it's actually pretty big lots of animals to look at and your super close to the animals. We meet Paula and she was so sweet she took the time to answer our questions and tell us about the animals. Can't wait to come back up and see the new zoo.
A small zoo full of rescued local animals. Great to see them up close and hear their stories. Great for kids and adults alike. Support this important little zoo.
Very fun experience. Got there just in time for guide to show the Snow Leopards. I like the more humane approach to the zoo. It is a rehabilitation center. I think the most active animal though oddly enough was the turtle. He kept roaming around as if he was guarding his territory.
Visited recently with my family and we had a blast!! Honestly we weren't expecting much because it is such a small zoo but, we were blown away by all the exhibits and all of the amazing rehabilitation efforts made at Big Bear Alpine Zoo. During our visit we were able to see Huckleberry (three legged bear) during feeding time which was an incredible experience as well as being closer than I've ever been to so many beautiful and majestic creatures! I definitely recommend that you take a look for yourself and bring your family too. All the staff were very friendly and informative and it wasn't crowded on a Sunday morning either.