Since our gates opened in 1969, the Alaska Zoo has cared for orphaned and injured wildlife as the only zoo in Alaska. We are proud of how far we have come to care for wildlife in need and to provide quality education and conservation programs for the local community, those across Alaska and visitors from around the country as well as internationally. While the zoo has increased in animal numbers and facility infrastructure over the decades, we are proud to remain true to our core mission of providing homes for animals who need them. We work closely with wildlife officials and other zoos to provide animal placements in good permanent homes on our naturally wooded grounds. We are a nonprofit organization receiving no city, state or federal funding for operations. We truly appreciate your support of our mission.
Zoo Photos by John Gomes