The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, research, education and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides them with spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Most of the animals that arrive at the Center become permanent residents and will always have a home here. The Center maintains over 200 acres of spacious habitats for animals to feel at home and display their natural “wild” behavior. Visitors may see brown bears cooling off in the water, a bull moose strutting, wood bison roaming on pastures and more.
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is committed to preserving Alaska’s wildlife and is involved in several programs that further our commitment. From taking in orphaned and injured animals when they cannot fend for themselves, to the Wood Bison Restoration Project, AWCC is involved in projects great and small. We strive to work in cooperation with Federal and State wildlife agencies, as well as with our community members at all levels to ensure that conservation remains top of mind in our mission.
After disappearing from Alaska for more than 100 years, wood bison are back! The AWCC herd arrived in November 2003 from the Yukon Territory in Canada as part of a wood bison reintroduction program designed to restore the species to Alaska. AWCC is home to the only wood bison herd in the United States. In spring 2015, a herd of 130 wood bison was released into Interior Alaska. A small herd remains at AWCC. The first wood bison calves were born at the Center in 2005, and since then dozens of more calves have been born.
Have questions regarding the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center? Check out our FAQ page! Did not find the answer to your question? Call our main gift store line with all of your AWCC questions at (907)783-2025 or email email@example.com!
Questions regarding educational field trips can be sent to the Education Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Questions regarding tour operators, tour reservations, filming and advertising can be sent to Sales and Marketing Manager, Robin Moore, at Robin@alaskawildlife.org!
Questions regarding the Gift Shop, online gift store, and jobs can be sent to Retail Manager, Kat Cuthriell, at Kat@alaskawildlife.org or (907)783-2025!
The Gift Store at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is one of the best in the state for the high-quality items available and for the mix of Alaskan Artisan’s work. You’ll find pottery from local potters, as well as mittens and scarves made from Qiviut, the fur from musk oxen considered to be the warmest in the world. There are wildlife-themed ball caps, tee shirts and a great selection of kid’s wear and toys. All proceeds from the Gift Store support our animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
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