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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...
Controversy lingers over Moose Mamas' mission to raise orphaned calves

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Moose Mamas have a singular mission: to raise orphaned urban moose calves and release them into rural areas of the state suffering from flagging moose populations.
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...
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

...Minneapolis-St. Paul.Fish and Game Department spokesman Ken Marsh says the two females and three males will remain at the Alaska Zoo infirmary for now. Zoo officials say the pups were left without food and water for several days during the fire and...
Polar bear, wolf vie to be Alaska Zoo 'president'

...candidates? 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...
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...
State Briefs

...appears the person or people entered through an unlocked door. Alaska Zoo separates brown, polar bears ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Zoo has broken up one of its most popular attractions - the exhibit combining Ahpun the polar bear and Oreo the brown bear...


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