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Alaska Zoo closes temporarily when wild black bear stops by

ANCHORAGE - Hear the one about the bear who wandered into a zoo?An unexpected guest temporarily closed the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage on Wednesday.The Alaska Dispatch News reported the wild black bear left the zoo on its own early in the afternoon...
Anchorage bear family relocated away from city

...was announced Friday. The sow and four cubs were captured over several days this week and were temporarily held at the Alaska Zoo.Ken Marsh with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game declines to say where the bears were relocated. Marsh says he...
Controversy lingers over Moose Mamas' mission to raise orphaned calves

...need, it can be sent to either in-state or Outside zoos or animal preserves. Other Alaska facilities, such as the Alaska Zoo and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, can care for orphaned calves but cannot release them back into the wild. When...
Litter of wolf pups rescued from Alaska wildfire

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska Zoo spokeswoman says a litter of five wolf pups rescued from a den at the edge of the Kenai Peninsula wildfire is receiving round-the-clock...
Zoo plans expansion of polar bear exhibit

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Zoo plans to upgrade and expand its polar bear exhibit, with work scheduled to begin this summer on the $8 million project.The...
Wolf pups plucked from Kenai wildfire

...orphaned wildlife. By the time the pups arrived in Anchorage, a temporary home and veterinary care were waiting at the Alaska Zoo.According to the news release, the pups are currently in quarantine and their health is being monitored. Initial...
Minnesota to be new home for rescued wolf pups

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska Zoo official in Anchorage says five wolf... ) that Alaska Zoo Executive Director Pat Lampi says the...females and three males will remain at the Alaska Zoo infirmary for now. Zoo officials say...
Polar bear, wolf vie to be Alaska Zoo 'president'

...Try Ahpun the polar bear and Denali the wolf.The Alaska Zoo, in what it acknowledges is shameless promotion and...Wednesday.The election is about who will best represent the Alaska Zoo for the next four years, she said."I assure you this...
Lazy elephant avoids custom treadmill

ANCHORAGE - So far, it's the trainers at the Alaska Zoo who are breaking a sweat trying to coax Maggie the elephant onto the world's first treadmill for a pachyderm. Sound off on the...
Looking cute

An orphaned brown bear cub checks out a stranger visiting its holding pen Wednesday at the Alaska Zoo. The cub, on display daily until it finds a new home, was one of a pair orphaned when their mother was shot and killed Saturday...


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