Our Mission

The Alaska Zoo is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting conservation of Arctic, sub-Arctic and like climate species through education, research and community enrichment.

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50 Years of Service

Since 1969, we have 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 provide quality education and conservation programs. August of 2019 will mark 50 years since the Alaska Zoo (then the Alaska Children's Zoo) opened its doors to its first animals and visitors.