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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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Small Quaint Zoo

Been to Big Bear many times and this was my first time at the zoo. Small but nice. Animals... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
shanna661
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Aliso Viejo, California
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Small zoo, big heart!

We went to the zoo for a quick day trip. It's very reasonably priced and well worth it! The... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Traveler101277
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Irvine, 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.
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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Been to Big Bear many times and this was my first time at the zoo. Small but nice. Animals indigenous to the area. New facility being built as this one is pretty old, but you felt like you were in the woods which was nice.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We went to the zoo for a quick day trip. It's very reasonably priced and well worth it! The animals all have a story, so please splurge the extra buck for the program. It's interesting to read how these animals got to the zoo. Hard...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Small town zoo doing big rescues! I love this place. It's small, you can get up close with the animals, everyone there is passionate about their job and everyone has a story. I love how close you can get to all of the animals. I...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Four adults and 1 year old. The Zoo has rescued so many lucky animals! These are animals that would have been euthanize. Three legged bear,bob cats deer , raccoons and eagles . When your walking around and see the keepers ask them about the animals...More

Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

This zoo has forest animals and are really close to view. I was amazed at the variety of animals. What a great zoo in the little town of Big Bear.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This is not your ordinary Zoo all of the animals are rescues! it is interesting to see the critters of the local mountains,,,,that would have probably been put down being taken care of so well. They also have 2 beautiful snow leopards that are fun...More

Thank Vicki H
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

The Alpine zoo at Big Bear California was surprisingly impressive we took my nephew and had an absolute blast. From mountain lions and tigers and bears (oh my) to the aviary program this was a great afternoon of fun and learning that any family would...More

Thank jeff b
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

The only place to get up and close to the animals: bears, cougars, eagles, bobcats, deer and many more alpine animals. The whole family will love this

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This little zoo looks small from the outside, but makes up for it in the big animals they care for there! I was in awe with their bobcats, mountain lions, wolves, bears, and even snow leopards!! They are set to move from the current 2...More

Thank Stacy A
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

It was very simple but very interesting. we asked a keeper about some of the stories of how the rescue animals came to be there and really enjoyed this.

Thank joanne h
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travelplanner77
5 February 2018|
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Response from Norskdoll | Reviewed this property |
One hour is sufficient to see all the animals. It might take longer if the zoo has many visitors and if more time is spent on each animal.
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fameonner
31 August 2017|
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Response from Kendall73 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe that they are. You can check their web site and/or try giving them a call to confirm. The General Info number is 909-584-1299. You can search for the web address on the web. I could not post it here.
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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.
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