Profile: The Alaska Zoo

Serving Alaska’s Wildlife for 45 Years

The Alaska Zoo
Serving Alaska's Wildlife for 45 Years
The Alaska Zoo has provided a home for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals for over four decades. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting conservation of Arctic, sub-Arctic and like climate species through education, research and community enrichment.
We are proud of our past 45 years of service to Alaska. During those years, we have provided homes for countless animals and conducted thousands of programs for visitors from all over the world. Our non-profit organization is dynamic, with a dedicated core of staff and volunteers.

NoteStream NoteStream

NoteStreams are readable online but they’re even better in the free App!

The NoteStream™ app is for learning about things that interest you: from music to history, to classic literature or cocktails. NoteStreams are truly easy to read on your smartphone—so you can learn more about the world around you and start a fresh conversation.

See the full list of Authors here: link




NoteStreams By The Alaska Zoo

Mountain Goats

Mountain Goats are very well adapted for climbing! This hidden species was not even described in literature until 1816, so scientists are now working to learn more about these intriguing animals.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

Canada Lynx

The lynx is the only cat species native to Alaska. They are a large, short-tailed cat, distinguished from the bobcat by their long legs, furry feet, long tufts of hair on the tip of each ear and black-tipped tail. The dense and soft fur is buffy grey with indistinct spotting. Their large, broad feet function as snowshoes to aid the lynx in winter hunting and traveling.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

Gray Wolf

Wolves are a member of the dog family (Canidae). Wolves in Southeast Alaska tend to be darker and somewhat small than those in northern parts of the state. The pelt color of wolves living in Alaska ranges from black to nearly white, with every shade of gray and tan between these extremes.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon was always admired and reserved for hunting with royalty. Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We’ll also cover the population status, threats and the conservation of these regal birds.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

River Otter

North American river otters are semi-aquatic mammals, with long, streamlined bodies, thick tapered tails, and short legs. They have wide, rounded heads, small ears, and nostrils that can be closed underwater. Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We’ll also cover the population status, threats and the conservation for these playful animals.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

Amur Tiger

Tigers are the biggest cats in the world, and Amur tigers are the biggest subspecies of tigers. Compared with other species of tigers, Amur tigers have more white in their coat and fewer stripes. Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We'll also cover their population status, threats and the conservation efforts for these powerful animals.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

Great Horned Owl

The great horned owl is highly recognizable by the feather tufts on its head that resemble horns. The upper parts of the owl's body are sooty brown with gray-brown mottling, and their darks under parts make its white throat stand out. Learn about their Lifecycle, what they eat, and more!

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

The Coyote

The coyote is a member of the dog family (or family Canidae). They are similar to a medium-sized dog breed in stature and have pointed ears, a narrow and pointed nose, bushy tail and slender legs. Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We also cover their population status, threats and the conservation efforts for these fascinating animals.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

The Northern Flying Squirrel

Northern flying squirrels are clumsy on the ground, but can glide gracefully from tree to tree. They have a furred patagium (fleshy membrane) that extends from the wrist of the foreleg to the ankles of the hind leg.
Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We also cover their population status, threats and the conservation efforts for these fascinating animals.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

Moose

Moose are the largest species in the deer family with long, slender legs that support a massive body and a short, thick neck and humped shoulders that support a large head. Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We also cover their population status, threats and the conservation efforts for these fascinating animals.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

Red Fox

Red foxes are members of the dog family (Canidae). They are easily recognized by their reddish coat, white-tipped tail and black “stockings”, although the species does have many color variations. Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We also cover their population status, threats and the conservation efforts for these fascinating animals.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

Caribou (Reindeer!)

Caribou are the only members of the deer family in which both sexes grow antlers. Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We also cover their population status, threats and the conservation efforts for these majestic animals.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is the largest bird of prey found in Alaska. Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We also cover their population status, threats and the conservation efforts protecting our national bird.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

Alpacas!

Alpacas are the smallest of the domesticated camel species. Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We also cover their population status, threats and the conservation efforts for these fascinating animals.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App

North American Porcupine

The North American porcupine is second in size to the beaver among rodents in North America and has the northernmost range of all the world’s porcupines. Learn about their lifestyle, what they eat and their life cycle. We also cover their population status, and why you may want to look up to find these prickly animals.

Category: Nature

View NoteStreamSave to App