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,…

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…

Giant Veggie Feeding

The giant veggie feeding to our resident bears is happening today! We will be feeding Kobuk and the adult bears the colossal vegetables from the Alaska State Fair. Kobuk’s feeding will be at 1:30 pm and the adult bears will be at 3:30 pm. Every year at the Alaska State Fair, one of the main…

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…

Bear Encounter

Get an up-close and personal experience with AWCC’s resident brown bears this summer! Participate in their daily training and feeding all while learning about bear behavior and diet. This encounter is offered from June 1 to September 30 at 5 pm daily. Purchase tickets online today or call 907-783-0058 to reserve your spot! Space is limited to 10…

Animal Reactions to November Earthquake

Ever wonder how animals would react in an earthquake? Well on November 30, 2019, a 7.1 earthquake hit southcentral Alaska causing the resident animals of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to display some interesting behaviors. Musk ox assumed their protective stance by standing in a circle and looking outward, facing the threat. Wolves and coyotes…
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