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Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

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Address: 43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314 (Formerly Moonridge Animal Park)
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+1 909-584-1299
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rehabilitation facility offering injured,...

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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Fun with the grandkids

This zoo is great. It's clean and well organized. The animals seem happy and taken care of. Feeding time was fun for the grandkids to watch. Donate, donate, donate!!! I would love... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
TamySu10
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Big Bear City, California
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Big Bear City, California
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This zoo is great. It's clean and well organized. The animals seem happy and taken care of. Feeding time was fun for the grandkids to watch. Donate, donate, donate!!! I would love to keep this place open for generations to enjoy. I live in Big Bear and bring all the little ones that visit us to the zoo

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome place. You go into to pay, which is completely reasonable like $12 for adults, and they give you a parking pass to put in your car if you parked on the street. One you get that squared away the zoo awaits. We visited on a Thursday and it was empty. They have a range of animals... More 

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Thank c7pappas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I can't wait for the zoo to expand someday. I love the variety of animals and the story behind how each one was rescued. You have to buy the pamphlet as you walk in to tell you each animals story. The animals respond to their names when you call them. Make sure to get there in the morning when it's... More 

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Running Springs, California
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

The zoo is not very large, but idea to go to visit and see the animals during the summer time. Bears, wolves, coyotes, eagles, deer, raccoons, and many more animals to see and enjoy.. It's good exercise to walk around. Entrance in front with gift shop and a small museum to read about some of the interesting animals and their... More 

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Thank Amy H
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is a return visit for our family. We'd been here over the summer so we returned to see the animals in the winter. We really like this zoo you can really get close and the staff is very friendly. They are always happy to talk about the animals and the work that this animal rescue does. Not very modern... More 

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Thank flacaSandra
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Brought the family up for a couple of days in Big Bear. Since we have young kids, we wanted to visit this zoo. First off, visiting in the snow is great! We got as close to bears as I would ever want to get. Enjoyed the various coyotes and eagles as well.

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Thank Mark H
Costa Rica
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Big Bear Zoo on Sunday noon, they offered guided info about the black bear (amazing animal), very clean zoo with exotic animals, we saw black bear, grizzly bear cage (maybe he was sleeping inside), coyotes, lovely owls and amazing white wolf. Must see place!

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

From the street it's hard to imagine a zoo. But once inside you will be impressed. It's a good mix of some really cool animals. Worth the money. Get the self guided tour book. You can read about the animals and why they are there. It's a shelter and zoo. Which makes it even better. All types of animals. Parking... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Visited over Thanksgiving weekend, and while a small zoo, almost every animal there has been rescued. The closest you'll ever get to wild animals, with zookeepers that you can actually ask questions to. Make sure you donate $2 to get the animal's history on how they arrived at the zoo, and grab a hot chocolate before you head out, because... More 

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Thank WeRaZoo
San Diego, CA
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Awesome small zoo. Been there at least a dozen times and always go when in Big Bear. Eagles, Mountain lions, Bears, Wolfs, Bob Cats, Deer,... Takes about 2 hours to see. They do a lot of wild animal rescue, very good cause.

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