Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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As Alaska’s most popular developed visitor attraction, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center provides up-close wildlife viewing and educational opportunities to thousands of visitors a year. AWCC interns provide daily programming including caribou walks, porcupine feeding, and interpretive talks in front of animal enclosures. Stop down to start your adventure today!

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In early May, The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service published a special rule that will help clear the way to reintroduce the, once extinct, wood bison into their historic range in Alaska. One project biologist described the wood bison restoration project as the most significant Alaska conservation initiative of this century. For more information on the wood bison restoration project, click here!

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center welcomes visitors from around the world, year-round. And spring makes for a great visit, representing life and longer days. Wood bison, musk oxen, elk, and the seasonal influx of orphan calves bring a renewed sense of hope, in advance of the summer ahead. For daily programs and tour information click here!

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Ever thought about joining the herd at AWCC? The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is still interviewing for several employment opportunities! For a full list of positions available, click here!

Can’t make it to AWCC? Have you visited our redesigned online gift store  yet? Animal adoptions and memberships make for great gift ideas all year. Visit the online gift store by clicking here. Check back periodically, as our seasonal inventory continues to come in!


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The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a nonprofit organization  dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, public education, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center. Come be a part of these exciting programs and watch these animals display their natural, “wild”, behavior. Coyotes peer out from behind the brush while a bald eagle swoops in on the salmon remains left by a grizzly bear. Wood Bison plod through 65 acres of tidal flat terrain, as part of a program that will one day restore the species to the Alaskan wilderness.

AWCC has provided care for hundreds of displaced animals because visitors like you have made critical contributions in the form of admission fees, donations, memberships, and gift shop purchases. AWCC encourages you to visit the center with your walking shoes and camera in hand for an educational Alaskan experience to remember. We thank you in advance for your support and assistance in preserving Alaskan wildlife.


Great Video of the Center Here!