Alaska Zoo sadly announces death of beloved polar bear Ahpun

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Zoo’s female polar bear Ahpun passed away on Dec. 31, 2017. Originally arriving at the Alaska Zoo in March 1998 as a 31-pound cub after she was orphaned outside of Point Lay, Alaska, Ahpun lived to be 20 years old and grew to just over 700 pounds. The average lifespan for a polar bear in the wild is 15 to 18 years.

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Stockings Hung With Care, Animals at the Alaska Zoo Hope You’ll Be There

Spread the spirit of giving and visit your animal friends at the Alaska Zoo! It's the annual Christmas for the Animals celebration on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 3 – 6 p.m. Bring the whole family to this fun and festive food drive that collects much-needed supplies for the resident animals who all made Santa’s nice list this year. Stroll through the bright lights as you drop goodies in the animal’s over-sized stockings and enjoy holiday tunes.

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Zoo Lights returns to the Alaska Zoo for the holidays

Photo by Joe Vigil ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – With the arrival of shorter days and darker nights, the Alaska Zoo will brighten up its trails and spread holiday cheer with the

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