Giant Vegetables become Food to Giant Herds

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Every year at the Alaska State Fair, one of the main attractions is the giant prized vegetables. The colossal pumpkins, cabbage and more attract spectators with their vibrant colors and record breaking weights. But as the vendors break down their booths and the long summer hours dwindle, what happens to all the giant and prized…

Wildlife Center Welcomes Experienced Curator

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The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) recently welcomed new Curator, Dave Orndorff. Orndorff adds valuable experience with a diverse background in wildlife management and care to the Wildlife Center, and will be instrumental in the center’s future growth and current animal care efforts. Orndorff’s experience spans from across the country, including serving as Curator at…

Newborns Abundant Across All Species as Summer Arrives

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As spring winds to an end, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) welcomes a dozen newborns, and counting, including an orphaned coyote pup and moose calf. The moose calf was orphaned to the Wildlife Center by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from Anchorage after efforts to locate his mother were unsuccessful. The orphaned…

Do’s and Don’ts of Orphaned Wildlife

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When you come upon what you think is an orphaned or abandoned animal in the wild, you should not pick it up or take it home with you.  You should call the Alaska Department of Fish & Game or the Alaska State Troopers Wildlife Division.  Only ADF&G or the Wildlife Troopers are authorized to pick…

Wildlife Center Adopts Rare Fox

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Educational Department Receives Companion Opportunity (Portage, AK) The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center adopted its first marble fox in an ever expanding department dedicated to providing educational programs to local students and visitors alike! Storm, the new marble fox, was illegally bred as an attempted domestication animal and lived in the home until she was discovered…

Portage’s Prickly Prognosticator Sees His Shadow

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While the rest of the world was making predictions on Super Bowl 49, the staff at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center was making predictions on this year’s unpredictable weather. The Wildlife Center’s porcupine, Snickers, came out of his home and proclaimed another six weeks of winter for Alaska. This all coming on the heels of…

Education Programs Receive Howling Opportunity

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Wildlife Center Acquires Wolf Pup The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center procured its first wolf in an ever-expanding educational department. Deshka, the new-born Tundra wolf, whose potential impact on the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center’s (AWCC) educational department already has a number of staff excited, has recently been acclimated to a habitat on exhibit for the public.…
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