Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Visit native wildlife at this 200-acre refuge. Meet Sven, the resident reindeer, or see wood bison, elk, lynx, porcupines, bald eagles, owls and bears in a safe environment. Visitors can walk or drive a 2.5-kilometer loop around the conservation center, watch interns bottle-feed moose and musk ox calves or feed fish and produce to brown bears. This nonprofit organization helps ensure the survival of endangered species; with assistance from the Canadian government, they recently reintroduced 100 or so wood bison—which were nearly extinct from overhunting—into the wild.
By Dawn Reiss
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I-A-3, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA