Alaska Adventure – Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Date: September 4, 2011
*Moose calves are rarely abandoned by their mothers! If you see a calf that you think is abandoned – contact the Department of Fish & Game!!!*
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a non-profit organization that provides enclosures and quality animal care for orphaned, injured and ill animals; cares for animals that cannot survive on their own in the wild; and educates visitors about Alaska’s wildlife. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center. The center is dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through public education. Over 3 million people have visited the wildlife center since its inception – with an annual visitation of over a quarter of a million people.
Learn more about Homer, Danny, Danny Jr. and Iggy (www.alaskawildlife.org/animals/elk)!
Every spring, AWCC receives moose calves who have been orphaned in the wild. This year, the Center has received 2 calves, Gilly and Nelson. These calves require round the clock care and feeding – but are always a guest favorite! AWCC will keep these calves through the summer and ensure that they are weaned off of milk before the fall. At this time, they will either be released into the wild, relocated to another facility, or kept with the other moose at the Center on a permanent basis (www.alaskawildlife.org/animals/babies). Read on for more on Semour, Chimo and Jack (www.alaskawildlife.org/animals/moose)!
REMEMBER – Moose calves are rarely abandoned by their mothers! If you see a calf that you think is abandoned, contact the Department of Fish & Game!!!
Muskox are members of the goat family. They’re an arctic survivor with a thick coat consisting of long (up to 36 inches) guard hairs covering a dense winter coat of harvestable warm fur called Qiviut. Qiviut is considered to be one of the warmest materials in the world. Learn more about Sidney and Slide (www.alaskawildlife.org/animals/musk-ox)!
Find out more on female musk ox calf Muklukâs 2010 rescue from a Prudhoe Bay oil facility and recent reintroduction into the existing herd (www.alaskawildlife.org/animals/babies)!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5I5H7EeC8k.AWCC has provided care for hundreds of displaced animals because visitors like you have made critical contributions in the form of admission fees, donations, memberships, and gift shop purchases.
- Amateur photographers have the opportunity to take award winning photographs while animals display their natural, “wild”, behavior!
- Adopt an animal! (www.alaskawildlife.org/animal-adoptions)
- Membership is ranges from $25 to $500 and supports education and conservation efforts (www.alaskawildlife.org/membership)!
- Adult: $12.50 per person
- Youth: $9.00 per person (ages 13 â 18)
- Child: Free (12 years of age and under)
- Seniors: $9.00 (over 65)
- Active Military: $9.00 (Military ID required)
- For group rates – inquire
Click here for hours: www.alaskawildlife.org/hours