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…

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…

Happy All Bears’ Birthday!

Happy birthday to our black bears Kuma, Uli, and Kobuk, as well as our brown/grizzly bears JB, Patron, and Hugo! Brown and black bears give birth in their dens as early as December, and as late as February or March. January 20th marks the the average date that mother bears give birth to their cubs…

Winter at the AWCC

We’ve had folks ask us some great questions recently about what our animals do during winter at the AWCC. Are they active? Can you still see them? And what certain things does our Animal Care staff do to make sure they’re comfortable when it gets cold out?  To name a few things our staff does,…

Kick Sledding Adventure at AWCC

Come on down this winter for a kick sledding adventure at AWCC! A self-guided kick sled tour is a great way to experience the center and enjoy an Alaskan winter wonderland. The weather and the roads here at AWCC are perfect for kick-sledding this winter! We have kick-sleds to fit all ages and sizes. Enjoy…

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…

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…

Bear Viewing at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center!

Travel Alaska recently published a great blog post detailing five of the best bear viewing spots throughout Alaska. We’re proud to announce that the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center was included on their list! The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center offers a unique bear-viewing experience like nothing else in Alaska. Guests can come view our rescued brown…

Giant Veggie Feeding on Sept. 15

Every year at the Alaska State Fair, one of the main attractions is the giant prized vegetables with record-breaking pumpkins, giant cabbage, and impressive squash. But as the vendors break down their booths and the long summer hours dwindle, what happens to all the giant vegetables? The vegetables head south of Anchorage to attract a…
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