Calling all birders!

Calling all birders! Every year, thousands of birds make the journey north to raise their young and take advantage of the copious plant and animal life our state has to offer. This is commonly referred to as the “Spring Migration”. The AWCC sits on the Turnagain Arm, making it a haven for our feathered friends…

Become a Citizen Scientist: Alaska Beluga Monitoring Partnership at AWCC this Spring!

Anyone can volunteer to monitor Cook Inlet beluga whales through AKBMP. As part of this exciting partnership, one of the monitoring locations is The Point of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center! Learn about the local beluga population, become a citizen scientist, and collect important information for conservation. Virtual Orientation: March 30th from 6PM – 7:30PM…

Christmas Tree Donations = Enrichment for the Animals

Christmas tree enrichment for the animals was recently featured on Alaska’s News Source! Check out our curator, Sarah (Howie) Howard, explaining why our animals love this form of enrichment so much: Thank you to all those who have donated real trees to us! And, if you’re one of those people who likes to keep your…

Beary Playful

Enjoy this video of Kobuk the Black Bear at play, filmed by a guest visiting the sanctuary in July of 2021. This video highlights the importance of enrichment. Sonia, AWCC Animal Keeper & Enrichment Coordinator, chats with us about the importance of enrichment: As the enrichment coordinator it is my job to make sure that…

Season 2 of Alaska Animal Rescue is now live on DisneyPlus!

Come behind the scenes with our Animal Care staff and learn what it takes to care for the animals that call AWCC home. The show follows staff from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the Alaska SeaLife Center, and the Alaska Raptor Center as they respond to animals in need.

Video tour of the AWCC with the Newstate Nomads!

Newstates Go North | 2021 Alaska Road Trip – Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center By: Howard and Katelyn… the Newstate Nomads. Great ready for all the Alaskan Animals! Join us on an exclusive tour with the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) team to get up close and personal with brown bears, moose, elk, wood bison, sika…

AWCC’s resident bears are featured in the popular TRAVEL ALASKA BLOG – BEARS OF ALASKA!

This fun and informative article breaks down bear viewing by region. Excerpt: Polar bears, brown bears and black bears, oh my! With three types of the impressive (but not cuddly) mammals living across Alaska, that’s nearly 140,000 bears roaming the state. While any visitor could certainly spend a vacation without seeing one, the chances are…

Discovery.com Article Highlight: Learn More About the Alaska Conservation Center

Learn more about the sanctuary in this great article by Lucy Sherriff. External Link: https://www.discovery.com/nature/this-alaska-conservation-center-rescues-orphaned-wildlife  

AWCC Featured in Fish Alaska Magazine’s Blog: Exploring Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula by RV… in seven days.

Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula packs more adventure into 222 miles of road than any place on earth. You can see every species of large mammal except polar bear, catch five species of salmon, hike miles of trails, walk on glaciers, kayak among ice flows, and ogle at mountains and eagles until your eyes glaze over. The…

Animal Enrichment at AWCC

Here at AWCC, we love to keep our animals’ bodies active and minds stimulated. That’s why we utilize operant conditioning and five different kinds of animal enrichment to keep them happy: Sensory, environmental, dietary, novelty, and social. Operant conditioning is a type of learning in which an animal learns from its behaviors as it interacts…
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Summer Hummers hummingbirds Event at AWCC!

Mark your calendar for the Summer Hummers hummingbirds event at AWCC! If you love hummingbirds and enjoy learning about these fascinating little aerial acrobats, then be sure to visit the AWCC on Saturday, May 15th. The Summer Hummers event is an all-day hummingbird celebration in partnership with the AWCC, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Alaska,…
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