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Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

Features Animals
43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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I visit every trip to big bear

Awesome small zoo. Been there at least a dozen times and always go when in Big Bear. Eagles... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
San Diego, CA
Wonderful Mission

This zoo is focused on rehabilitating and releasing injured animals - and giving homes to those... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Southern California
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Awesome small zoo. Been there at least a dozen times and always go when in Big Bear. Eagles, Mountain lions, Bears, Wolfs, Bob Cats, Deer,... Takes about 2 hours to see. They do a lot of wild animal rescue, very good cause.

1  Thank BobSanDiego_CA
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This zoo is focused on rehabilitating and releasing injured animals - and giving homes to those that cannot re-enter the wild. A wonderful mission for this organization. Truly appreciate the care for the animals and education to the public that they provide.

Thank rh0ndag
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Some of the visitors may be disappointed that it's not bigger, but hey, it's no San Diego Zoo, it's a fantastic place to go and get a first hand look at some of the USA's fantastic animal life up real close. I commend this zoo...More

Thank Ross P
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Let me first off say I abhor zoos, the traditional kinds. This place is something different. It's run by the park service and features animals that have been abandoned/injured over the years and cannot be released. The staff was very knowledgable about the animals and...More

2  Thank lindsayzdz
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Cool to see the zoo and folks in BB taking care of wildlife in a clean and visitor friendly environment.

Thank MexVacationing
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was a great place to visit. My husband and I will always support animal sanctuaries . This zoo held a wide range of rescued animals and birds that are kept well in good sized enclosures

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Little pricey but worth it! The animals were great. Kids loved it. Very close to Bear Mountain Ski resort.

1  Thank dogdaisy2016
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. It's a smaller zoo, a very good one for children, but there are many different animals and birds to see.

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Good variety of rescued animals - some were kept as exotic pets and others were injured and couldn't be released to the wild. Pretty much trying to finance their rescue operation with gate fees. Animals all seem well cared for and you can get up...More

1  Thank Howard M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have always enjoyed coming to this small zoo. I mention it is small, because it has a small town attitude: friendly staff and able to accommodate individuals. The zoo sits on just two acres, and has dozens of exhibits. They also have e a...More

1  Thank 3Bagger
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31 August 2017|
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Response from annette425 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Go on bigbearzoo website and you will find their hours and also special events over the holidays.
Wayne S
11 July 2017|
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Response from annette425 | Reviewed this property |
not sure of the exact amount. They have the info on their website. They are not cheap. I think around $10 or so.
Miguel O
2 March 2017|
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Response from 128joannat | Reviewed this property |
Not unless it's a service animal.