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Alaska Zoo

The entrance to the Alaska Zoo.

The entrance to the Alaska Zoo.

Alaska Zoo (4731 O’Malley Road, Anchorage) — In the wooded foothills of the Chugach Mountains, the Alaska Zoo puts visitors face-to-face with local animals. With wolves, lynx, wolverines, moose, musk oxen, eagles, reindeer, river otters, seals and many more tucked along forested paths, the Zoo is Alaska’s showcase of natural majesty. It’s the only place in Alaska to see all three resident species of bear – black, brown and polar – in one visit. Amur tigers, snow leopards, Tibetan yaks and Bactrian camels are exotic, but the Zoo’s special emphasis on animals from the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions means each finds a new home in Alaska.