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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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Fantastic Family Fun!

Well, everyone, it's that time of year when we all start thinking about taking the family up to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Los Angeles, California
Excellent Little Zoo That is about to Become Much Bigger and Better

it is excellent little zoo that is about to become much bigger and better. we've been members and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mary M
Los Angeles, 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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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mountain lions” (29 reviews)
“rescued animals” (24 reviews)
“big bear” (93 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
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Reviewed yesterday

Well, everyone, it's that time of year when we all start thinking about taking the family up to the mountains to get that "snow play weekend" in! For those of us who live in Southern California we always crave some of that snowy weather our...More

Thank fyremaven
Reviewed 3 days ago

it is excellent little zoo that is about to become much bigger and better. we've been members and supporters for years and can't wait until they move into their new home - hopefully in the next year. Most of their animals are rescues that can...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The zoo is small but engaging. It is great that the animals have all been rehabilitated or rescued to be there. My favorite was the grizzly bears. Summer, a zoo worker, was so informative. She happened to be near the bears while we were there...More

Thank Norskdoll
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Small but well worth your support. Beautiful animals saved because of the hard work of this facility. Stop by, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Spring M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

So many cool animals to see. What a great attraction for big bear. We loved the mountain environment and all of the mountain animals.

Thank Lenny D
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We arrived at closing time, and had come a long way, just to experience this zoo. We were invited to look through this small zoo, despite arriving late, and were not disappointed with what we saw. We were impressed that most of the animals had...More

Thank girl_jo1970
Reviewed 5 November 2017

this is a small but great place to see. Very educational and a variety of animals. There expanding and moving to a bigger and better location.

Thank judyimler
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This alpine zoo is a great half day outing for both kids and adults. The animal feeding times are exciting and are posted on their website. Take time to visit, it's worth it

Thank passionatepartners2
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I was disappointed that I called every day for a week to see if they would be featuring the grizzly bears. Hoping a request would help since the last time I was here they were hibernating. They said no. I came the last day of...More

Thank travelswithgnome
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

1  Thank catomd
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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.
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.