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Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

#1 of 31 things to do in Big Bear Lake Features Animals
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 6 days ago
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 1 week ago
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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Karthik M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank jen829
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank desiree_sanders84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 BRubin510
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank blueeyedgirl2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank MissQ91
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Miguel O
Can I bring my dog with me?
1 March 2017|
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Response from 128joannat | Reviewed this property |
Not unless it's a service animal.
Amy S
Do the give a AAA discount on tickets?
4 February 2016|
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Response from Gina R | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they give they give that discount! It is a small zoo but well worth going. You can get up close to the animals cages except for the Grizzly Bears of course. A lot of rescued wild life from traps, fires and... More
Sandra B
how far are you from Big Bear Village?
19 January 2016|
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Response from LynneK22 | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes, 4.3 miles according to Mapquest. It's across the street from Bear Mountain ski resort, if you know Big Bear at all. Hope this helps.