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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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Cute and Clean

It's a rather small zoo but that's good considering it's rescued animals. The keeper talks were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Santa Clarita, California
small, almost unique zoo, with wonderful staff

If you are expecting a big city zoo, then this isn't the place for you. Their collection focuses... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott F
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bald eagles” (22 reviews)
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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a rather small zoo but that's good considering it's rescued animals. The keeper talks were wonderful. You can see all of the animals very well. It is on a steep hill so be prepared if you have people with trouble walking. They did offer...More

Thank catomd
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are expecting a big city zoo, then this isn't the place for you. Their collection focuses on the animals that are or were in the mountains of Southern California. But their desire to share those animals with you is intense. There are wonderful...More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's something about this zoo that makes it a pleasure to experience over and over. Please give it a visit!

Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is all about conservation, education and preservation. They focus on animals and birds found, orphaned or injured in the alpine area. 90% of the animals brought in are rehabilitated and released. If they can’t be released, then they are given a home there....More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think you will find a small zoo that has such a great display of animals. The walk ways are good but if you're elderly you may have a bit of trouble. I suggest taking a walking stick or cane. It's a great place...More

Thank 493jeannec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd lived in Big Bear for years before I finally went to the Alpine Zoo, and it was such a nice surprise! I've been back many times. The animals have really nice enclosures. The many volunteers and staff keep it clean and run it really...More

Thank pkpleez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A genuine zoo with well cared for animals. We loved the snow leopards! Stop by and enjoy the great collection of animals. They can arrange for wheelchair access.

Thank EllePlusJohn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big bear is not only mountain,lake,skying, fishing,hiking, boat rides, The zoo is nice to visit for children and adults, is a small zoo butgot a nice variety of birds,cats,sn,foxes,bears,eagles,falcons, deers,wolves,etc

Thank Tita M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

intamate zoo that is not over crowded ~ we saw up close bears bald eagles , bob cat, timber wolf, golden eagle, mountain lion , white leapard , the best part is these animals were rescued

Thank jaygfabian
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This was a fun little zoo. They primarily rehab injured or sick animals and care for animals that cannot be re released for one reason or another. You get to be really close to the animals because their enclosures are pretty small. They have wolves,...More

Thank Andreaforcum
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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
10 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.