Thirty minutes outside of Anchorage, the Alaska Zoo offers all the adventures of an Alaskan wildlife safari with the safety and comfortable atmosphere of a modern zoo. A relatively small zoo by some standards, people enjoy the intimate opportunity to see polar bears, grizzly bears, owls, moose calves and arctic foxes frolic in the sun.
These arctic and sub-arctic animals on display are here by no coincidence. The Alaska Zoo has provided a home for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals for more than four decades. They pride themselves on being a safe-haven for some of the rarest and most endangered animals on Earth, and the lucky visitor is blessed with a chance at a close encounter in this well-loved zoo.
The Alaska Zoo is located about 25 miles outside the city of Anchorage at 4731 O'Malley Road Anchorage, AK 99507-6573. Tickets are $12.00 per adult, $6.00 per child. Hours extend a bit throughout summer months, but the zoo is open 10am – 4pm daily save for Thanksgiving and Christmas days.