AWCC Welcomes Babies!

The past few months have been an exciting one for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center! We have welcomed new members to the family; four wood bison calves, a female reindeer calf, a male muskox calf and a male porcupette that was rescued from Juneau. The first male wood bison calf was born Sunday, April 22, to…

Summer Animal Programs

Memorial Day weekend, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is starting their summer animal program schedule! The animal programs are free with admission and are a great way to learn and see our resident animals. Summer schedule is: Learn about Lynx @ 11:30 am – located behind the Gift Store Porcupine Chat @ 12:30 pm –…

Princess Cruises Donates to AWCC!

Princess Cruises Donates $25,000 to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center! On September 20, 2017 Princess Cruises presented its first donation from the Princess Animal Welfare Sponsor (PAWS) to AWCC in the amount of $25,000. PAWS was established by Princess Cruises to donate a portion of proceeds from the sales of Stanely the Bear, the cruise…

Volunteer Spotlight

AWCC is constantly looking for volunteers! We love giving locals insights to our work as well as spreading community. We welcome individuals, families or large groups to contact us for more information and dates about volunteering. Drew Larson, Daily Volunteer Where are you from? Wasilla, Alaska Education? Western Washington University Major: Biology with an interest in Animal Behavior Why…

Meet Our Interns!

Tierney Gannon, Animal Care Intern Favorite Animal? AWCC: Hugo the Grizzly Bear or Snickers the Porcupine Overall: Toads Where are you from? Lockport, Illinois Education? Ohio State University; Major: Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology Minor: Spanish Aspirations? I want to travel and work in multiple locations and countries and to find a career that includes working with wildlife, education and traveling. How do you…

New Entrance!

New Entrance! We are excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of our new entrance! This entrance has been a project six-years in the making, and is located a few hundred yards north of the old entrance – closer to Anchorage. The new entrance will aid in the flow of traffic as well as entering and…

Meet Our Animal Care Staff!

Cameron Ward, Hoofstock Keeper Favorite Animal? AWCC: Canadian Lynx Overall: Pangolin, an animal related to the armadillo  Where are you from? Originally I’m from Columbia, Missouri, but I grew up in East Lansing, Michigan.  Education? Majored in Health Sciences and minored in Biology at Truman State University  What has AWCC done for you? AWCC has given me the opportunity to live…

Meet Our Animal Care Staff!

David Rehak Suma, Educational Animal Keeper Favorite Animal? For the past two summers, I have been fortunate enough to raise our Black-Tailed Sitka Deer fawns. This experience has shown me how playful the fawns can be and how the proper upbringing can influence the behavior of the deer. They are also the cutest animals on the planet.  …
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