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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. 





 
Two cross country skiers make their way through a snow-covered bog. Spruce trees and some scrub brush dot the landscape. Low mountains and an overcast sky are in the background. Did You Know?
At treeline in Alaska, a 300 year old spruce tree may reach a diameter of just five inches, due to the extreme climate.