Support AWCC this Holiday Season

This year has been quite difficult for us here at AWCC, and the challenges we face are many. However, the cloud of 2020 has a silver lining – our friends. We’d like to say thank you to our monthly donors who give us something to count on, surprise donors who give us something to hope…

Patron Prepares for Winter – Brown Bear Facts

Here at AWCC, we often get asked if our bears dig their own dens, so today we’re providing some interesting brown bear facts regarding winter and hibernation. While our black bears have dens we’ve made for them, our brown bears love to make their own. In the featured photo you can check out Patron’s recent…

Talk of Alaska Interviews AWCC, Bird TLC, Alaska Zoo

Alaska Public Media’s “Talk of Alaska” recently interviewed the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Bird Treatment and Learning Center (Bird TLC) and The Alaska Zoo. During this discussion, leaders from all three organizations discussed animal adaptations, how animals come into our care, how COVID-19 has impacted operations, and more. Listen to the recording here. This interview…

We’re Hiring – Come Work at AWCC

We’re Hiring – Come work at AWCC in beautiful Portage, Alaska! No matter the department, you’ll be joining a dedicated team of hard-working individuals that strive to uphold our mission of preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality animal care. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is hiring for positions in our Admissions, Retail,…

AWCC Selected as Alaska Tourism Shark Tank “Fan Favorite”

We’re excited to announce that AWCC recently received $3,000 towards our new Animal Kitchen project! Our organization was awarded these funds from the Alaska Tourism Shark Tank. The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) held its 5th Annual Alaska Tourism Shark Tank competition on October 7th, 2020. This year’s convention was held virtually with contestants tuning…

AWCC Receives CARES Act Funding

As one of Anchorage’s five “Cultural Pillars,” the AWCC recently received a portion of CARES Act funding provided to the Municipality of Anchorage. Our nonprofit took a serious financial hit this year. Earnings have been a fraction of our normal income due to the cancellation of nearly all tours, events, and visitors. The drastic reduction…

Pip & Jo the Rescued Moose Calves Are All Grown Up!

Have you ever wondered how much Pip and Jo the rescued moose calves get fed? When these little gals first arrived in late spring 2020, we started them out with six bottle feedings a day (every four hours). This meant many late nights and early mornings for our Animal Care staff! The amount they received…

New Partnership to Support Wildlife Conservation

Inspired by a shared passion for outdoor adventure and support of wildlife, AWCC is excited to announce a new partnership to support wildlife conservation. We’ve partnered with MuskOx, a men’s apparel company that makes high-quality adventure-ready clothes for the modern American man. Gear is made with thoughtful performance details that is both durable and functional.…

Giant Veggie Feeding 2020

Every year at the Alaska State Fair, one of the main attractions is the giant prized vegetables. But as Harvest Fest ends, what happens to all those impressive cabbages and colossus squash? The veggies head south to attract a different crowd. The Alaska State Fair generously donates the vegetables to the bears of AWCC! Due…

AWCC Volunteers – Summer 2020 Highlight!

All of us here at the AWCC would like to give a huge shout-out to our summer 2020 volunteers! COVID-19 greatly impacted AWCC’s operations this season and the support of our volunteers was invaluable in helping us uphold our mission during these difficult times. We couldn’t have done it without them! We hope you enjoy…

Migratory Birds at AWCC

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”. We’re currently experiencing the “Fall Migration” as birds travel back down south for the winter.…

Support Cook Inlet Beluga Whales by Becoming a “Citizen Scientist”

Support Cook Inlet Beluga Whales by Becoming a “Citizen Scientist”! Did you know that Alaska is home to 5 species of beluga whales, including the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale? Guests can sometimes view these fascinating marine mammals from The Point here at the AWCC from August – October. The best time to view belugas…
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