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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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A Great Place to go with Family!

This is a zoo made up of animals from the area who have been rescued! They are cared for, and if... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Timothy P
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Palm Desert, United States
Great place to visit while in Big Bear

Great place to visit. We really enjoyed the presentation about the snow leopards. They are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gmattera75
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Lomita, 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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
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+1 909-584-1299
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a zoo made up of animals from the area who have been rescued! They are cared for, and if possible are released. The lectures are very informative.

Thank Timothy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. We really enjoyed the presentation about the snow leopards. They are beautiful. Will be visiting again on our next trip.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent little zoo/rehabilitation center. You can probably spend 60 minutes here. Maybe more. It's in an odd location. Literally in a parking lot. They do have lots to see and my kids (15 and 7) really liked it.

Thank Haydee R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This sanctuary and "zoo" is so awesome! yoh will fall in love with this place. The TLC, comfort and concern the employees take in the sanctuary is wonderful! Must visit! VERY reasonably priced and so worth it :)

Thank Alissa R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s not San Diego but Alpine Zoo has such a great feeling about it. Loved the idea of the zoo to raise and keep wild animals that would not be able to survive in the wild. My family really enjoyed spending the two hours to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Big Bear since I was young and 30 years later now we call it our second home and our kids love going to the zoo. It’s not a big city zoo so have a realistic outlook before you go. The...More

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is the cutest little zoo. When I have out of town company, I like to take them to Big Bear for the weekend and we usually visit the Moonridge Zoo. Interesting for all ages.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Really cute zoo. You can see the whole thing in about 90min. They are working on a major expansion, but I hope it doesn’t spoil it’s specialness. I love that these are rescued animals that couldn’t survive back in the wild. Their wolf pack is...More

Thank 128joannat
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We love this zoo. It only houses rescue animals which have been saved from otherwise certain death and is a lot more sprawling than it looks like from the street. It also houses much bigger animals than you would expect!

Thank Joe K
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

My family and I love this sanctuary zoo. The laid back atmosphere and happy animals make it a great day trip to relax and support local business.

Thank Alisa D
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travelplanner77
6 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
1 September 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
11 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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