Thursday, August 15, 2013

Alaska - The Zoo

One of my all-time favorite activities in Anchorage is visiting the Alaska Zoo. It’s a small park that is the perfect size for toddlers and they specialize in animals that are native to Alaska and other Arctic regions around the world. 

They can say that now that Maggie, their African elephant has permanently relocated to sunny California, courtesy of Mr. Bob Barker and the US Air Force. Honest. I don’t make this stuff up. 

Ben wigged out a bit because we moseyed past the Siberian Tiger exhibit and there was a zoo keeper hanging out in there.  Ben is not currently a fan of bears and tigers and he wasn’t interested in seeing a recap of the Alaska Zoo’s infamous incident. Fortunately the tigers were backstage but soon made an appearance (after the departure of the keeper) to scrounge around and find the tasty treats he’d hidden in their exhibit. 

Don’t ask why, but I love porcupines. They’re like beavers with attitude.


The Alaska Zoo
4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, 
Phone:  346-2133 [Oh hey, once again they forgot the area code. It’s 907, fyi]

  • Adults ages 18 and over:  $12.00 each
  • Senior citizens over 65:  $9.00 each
  • Military adults (with ID):  $9.00 each
  • Youth ages 3 - 17 years:  $6.00 each
  • Ages 2 years and under:  free