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…

AWCC Welcomes Babies!

The past few months have been an exciting one for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center! We have welcomed new members to the family; four wood bison calves, a female reindeer calf, a male muskox calf and a male porcupette that was rescued from Juneau. The first male wood bison calf was born Sunday, April 22, to…

Final Bison Released

One at a time, eighteen mature wood bison bulls walked off a barge onto the bank of the Innoko River and disappeared into their new habitat earlier this week. “130th bison released today without injury or death during transport to any. It’s been a long, hard road, and now we turn them over to nature herself,”…

Early Start to Mother’s Day

The Mother’s Day excitement began a little early for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center this year, with a wood bison calf born last evening! The first wild-born calf was born on April 23rd, outside of the village of Shageluk, among the herd of reintroduced wood bison. The calf born last night is the second wood…
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