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Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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small and sweet zoo

the zoo is small but the zoo keepers are awesome. they take 10-15 min to explain each animal at... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Karthik M
Nice way to spend the morning

We enjoyed our visit to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. We were able to see most of the animals, not many... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
jen829
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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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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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

the zoo is small but the zoo keepers are awesome. they take 10-15 min to explain each animal at different times of course. The guy who explained us the snow leopard was like an encyclopedia of biology

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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. We were able to see most of the animals, not many were in their 'houses' that day. The birds of prey were fascinating. The bears were playing in their pond. Overall, a cute little zoo...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

If you are in the Big Bear area, this is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two. You get to see these animals up close in a way you cannot in a larger zoo. These animals are rescued from the wild for various...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is a small but nice zoo. They have a good representation of local wildlife. The zoo is well maintained. Nice place to spend an morning or afternoon.

Thank Dennis N
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

this zoo was a lot better than expected. worth the money and a good trip for a family. they had animals i never seen before.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

On June 1, 2017 3 of us visited. Wonderful views of the animals they have rescued. A bit on the expensive side to enter but the landlord raised the rent and the animals have to eat. We gladly paid the $12 for an adult to...More

Thank Brett R
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Went on a weekend day. Thought it was small especially after going to the San Diego Safari Park. Got to see Wolves and Bears eat. Lots of birds and raccoons. Not a lot of other animals there. Didn't stay very long.

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised and left educated. Keepers gave talk at 3pm about grizzly bears while giving a feeding. 3 bear family from Yosemite glad they have a home here. Many species native to California. $2 donation for booklet that has insight on the animals so you...More

Thank CaroDad
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit, especially if you have kids. Not a huge zoo but plenty of Bear, deer, wolves and bald eagles to make the kids happy.

Thank mbalch30
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Very nice little Zoo, where you get introduced to local animals. The Big Grizzle and the Bald Eagle are a must see.

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Georgia445
16 May 2018|
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Response from jeff b | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately only service dogs.
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travelplanner77
6 February 2018|
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Response from Norskdoll | Reviewed this property |
One hour is sufficient to see all the animals. It might take longer if the zoo has many visitors and if more time is spent on each animal.
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fameonner
31 August 2017|
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Response from Kendall73 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe that they are. You can check their web site and/or try giving them a call to confirm. The General Info number is 909-584-1299. You can search for the web address on the web. I could not post it here.
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