Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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The eagles were the first to return this spring and if there has been one consistent theme thus far, it has been spectacular bald eagle viewing. Drawn onto Wildlife Center campus by the ability to see for miles on a clear day, bald eagles are a great sign that seasonal runs of fish, and summer, are right around the corner!

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!

AWCC 5265The next to wake-up this spring were the brown bears. Captive bears will display a behavior similar to hibernation, however they tend to resume activity earlier in the spring than there “wild” counter parts. The brown bears at AWCC have been so active this spring that daily feedings are now being scheduled. Join AWCC every Sunday in April for a Brown Bear Brunch, at the brown bear enclosure, starting at 4 p.m..


 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.


Bear Conservation is not just an issue dealt with in Alaska, but around the world. The eight bear species all deal with unique variables and circumstances. To learn more about bear conservation, click here!

Great Video of the Center Here!