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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 reports (http://is.
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 expansion will triple the current space, KTUU reported.
Wolf pups plucked from Kenai wildfire

SOLDOTNA - Responding to a report of an animal den with living occupants found in the smoldering debris of the Funny River Horse Trail Wildfire on Tuesday, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Jeff Selinger didn't know what to expect.
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...
New city lobbyist brings extensive state experience

...Associated Builders and Contractors, the Alaska Geriatric Provider Network, the Alaska State Medical Association, the Alaska Zoo, Catholic Community Services (Southeast Alaska), the ExxonMobil Corporation and the Personal Care Attendants Providers...
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Polar bear, wolf vie to be Alaska Zoo 'president'

...development director Eileen Floyd, who introduced the candidates Wednesday.The election is about who will best represent the Alaska Zoo for the next four years, she said."I assure you this race is not about the color of their fur, their gender...
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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