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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
Two Caribou moving over brown tundra. Blotches of snow are present.
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Alaska Zoo Programs
 
A live fox named Chance visits from the Alaska Zoo for an educational program.
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Chance the Fox and his handler Marla give a presentation.

Meet live animals from the Alaska Zoo!

Join staff from the Alaska Zoo for a special program featuring a live Alaskan animal! Animal handlers will discuss the biology of each featured animal and speak about the importance of zoos in this time of dwindling wildlife populations.

Some featured animals include a red fox, a porcupine, moose, musk ox, wolf pups, a sea otter, a dall sheep lamb and many more!

Zoo animals will visit every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. this summer. (starts May 29)

 

The Alaska Zoo
The mission of the Alaska Zoo is "to promote the conservation of arctic, sub-arctic and like-climate species through education, research and community enrichment."

The nonprofit Alaska Zoo focuses on conservation, research and education. The Zoo mainly houses animals native to Alaska but is also part of the Species Survival Plan program for tigers and snow leopards, and Polar Bear International.

The animals in the Alaska Zoo are orphaned, injured, or donated. 





 
A profile view of a striking canvasback duck swimming in grassy waters. The bird has a red head and neck, black chest and tail feathers and white wings. Did You Know?
The fertile lakes of the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge generally harbor over 50,000 canvasbacks, which is more than the rest of Alaska, combined.