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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day Trip: Anchorage to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Distance and time: about 49 miles/1 hour

Adults and kids can see moose safely up close at the AWCC
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) takes in injured and orphaned animals—more than 150 of them summer 2012—that are not be able released to the wild. The AWCC works with other facilities throughout the U.S. to place animals. Many live out their lives at AWCC.
A grizzly bear that cannot be released to the wild finds a home 

What AWCC does, in addition to providing great care and enclosures with maximum freedom to roam, is provide education and opportunities for visitors to Alaska to get an up close and personal view of animals without danger to the animals or people. Visitors can either drive through or walk through and see the frosty breath of caribou, musk ox, moose, bear, lynx, and wood bison.

The wood bison at AWCC are just one example. AWCC is home to only herd of wood bison in the U.S., and it is at work on an ambitious restoration project to bring back these animals that were once believed to be extinct. Location: Mile 79 Seward Highway
Wood bison are being restored at the AWCC south of Anchorage, AK

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