You have to love the Alaska Zoo. In 1969 the Alaska Childrens Zoo was started with one elephant that was won in a contest. They then started taking in injured and orphaned animals.
It's very family friendly. The staff and volunteers do an excellent job of keeping the animals well taken care of, clean and well maintained exibits and fun events. They're building new exhibits, clinics and walkways.
If you haven't been there lately, you need to check it out. It's on my list of favorite places.
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