Animals native to Alaska and the Arctic are the focus of this serene facility laid out amid copses of birch on the southeast side of the city proper. While some of the exhibits and facilities seem a little run-down and cramped—polar bears share a pen not much bigger than a good-sized house—the zoo does an admirable job of introducing visitors to musk oxen, wolves, otters, seals, caribou, wolverines, moose and other sub-arctic denizens. Our favorite is the musk-oxen pen; these bulky Arctic animals are available for viewing in very few places, and it’s impressive to watch them and realize the harsh conditions of their native habitat up north.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Animal Life
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