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Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

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Address: 43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314 (Formerly Moonridge Animal Park)
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+1 909-584-1299
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rehabilitation facility offering injured,...

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rehabilitation facility offering injured, orphaned and imprinted wild animals a safe haven; temporarily while they heal or permanently as they are unable to survive on their own.We are extremely proud that 90% of all the animals brought to us for rehabilitation are successfully released back into their native environment.Those that remain with us on exhibit are either too injured or have been imprinted by humans and can not be released back into the wild to care for themselves.

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We went as a couple for something to do on a beautiful day. So glad we came. Saw all the animals and went back to see them all twice. They were all out and fairly active. If... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2016
Jacqueline F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We went as a couple for something to do on a beautiful day. So glad we came. Saw all the animals and went back to see them all twice. They were all out and fairly active. If you love big cats and big dogs you will love this place!

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los angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Fun family trip for a smaller zoo that rehabilitates animals. They have zoo keeper talks and they're very informative. Cute little place to spend an hour or so.

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Houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a very small and compact zoo. The rehab animals are great. You get pretty close and there are interesting talks throughout the day. A worthwhile visit.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a great zoo in that all of the animals are rescued and have been saved from euthanization. The snow leopards are beautiful and we had an afternoon serenade from the wolves!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great little zoo in Big Bear. The Zoo exhibits rescued animals that would not survive in the wild. From timber wolves to coyotes to snowy owls, this zoo is a gem. A must see if you have children and visiting Big Bear.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised when we decided to walk to the zoo from our cabin. It was nice and clean and the variety of animals was a pleasant surprise. They are moving to a new location so I hope it will be bigger so that the animals have larger areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We love this zoo. Come see the bears, wolves, owls, and other creatures. get up close and learn interesting facts. We always go to this zoo when we visit Big Bear!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a great rescue zoo! You can visit this zoo without having to walk miles! This is a small, quaint zoo, not a lot of funding. The staff are very friendly with the human animals and kind to the others, too:) You get a lot closer to the animals than you do at Los Angeles and San Diego Zoo.

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I mean what other place to see such majestic animals than the apline zoo... my kids had a blast here as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is an amazing Zoo! Where else can you see wild animals so up close? The animals you can see have been rehabilitated, but for one reason or another, cannot be returned to the wild. The animals that can be rehabilitated and returned to the wild are not in areas where the public can interact with them, or allow them... More 

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