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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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Best zoo Ever!

I love this zoo! They take such good care of the animals and you get an up close and personal view... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Kristina N
via mobile
Love for all animals

I love animals so visiting a place that cares for those animals that can't make it by themselves... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Theresa Z
Appling, Georgia
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rescued animals” (24 reviews)
“bald eagles” (22 reviews)
“big bear” (99 reviews)
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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I love this zoo! They take such good care of the animals and you get an up close and personal view of the animals. Not like other zoos where it's a pain to try and find the animals in an enclosure...cant wait to go back!

Thank Kristina N
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I love animals so visiting a place that cares for those animals that can't make it by themselves made me smile. The animals are in good hands so that makes me want to help. The team is working on a new 10.5 acre home for...More

Thank Theresa Z
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We hiked in the morning, had lunch then visited the zoo. It was small and we saw most everything in an hour but it was very enjoyable. They had many wolves, bears and our favorite the snow leopards. We got there at a perfect time...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The grizzlies are amazing. Also a number of wolves and big cats. One of the best zoos I have ever been too. Especially for the size.

1  Thank warheadmike
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a zoo that rescues animals. They all have their own story. It's not a real large zoo which made it easy to visit with the kids. Plus, you get real close to all the animals. Our family of six had a great time...More

Thank rehtiag
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The wolves were beautiful. The shows were amazing and Staff were very knowledgeable about the animals there.

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

All of their animals are rescues. They are serious about helping the local wildlife. They do animal presentations at noon which are especially fun with kids. They also do behavioral enrichment activities. BBAZ gets well over 100 animals brought to it each year. These animals...More

1  Thank arlene821
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Small zoo that specializes in local animals that are injured and imprinted on humans and wouldn't survive in the wild.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We enjoyed our walk through the zoo. We got super lucky and ended up in front of the snow leopard enclosure at feeding time. We were able to watch them be fed and it was pretty cool. They have a great set up!

Thank sandra1020
Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you want to help rescued animals then go and visit this 'zoo' and you will do that. We were there on a day when the sun was bright, the air was warm even tho there was still lots of snow and the Grizzly Bears...More

1  Thank MITCHEL N
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Response from EllePlusJohn | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours depending on if you stop for a meal.
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.
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.