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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Milepost90 Seward Hwy # 8, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA
| +1 907-783-0970
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Anchorage Alaska United States
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Anchorage Alaska United States
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Anchorage Alaska United States
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Anchorage Alaska United States

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

First opened to the public in 1993, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center spans 81 hectares (200 acres) on the shores of Turnagain Arm and is home to bears, wood bison, coyotes, eagles, moose and musk ox among other native species. The center rescues and houses injured and orphaned animals and allows visitors up-close views. Animals that can be released back to the wild are rehabilitated here, while those that cannot are given a permanent home.

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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.