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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Conservation, research, education, and quality animal care. 

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TThe Wildlife Conservation Center is a great place to visit because they aren't just a center that holds animals. They are also involved in many other programs including taking in orphaned and injured animals. This Conservation Center cares about the lives of wildlife, and they want to ensure the best treatment and shelter for each of the animals they take in. They work with the Wood Bison Restoration Project as well with the community members to ensure that the Conservation Center is well taken care of. 

Speaking of the Wood Bison Restoration Project, bison have been disappearing from Alaska for more than 100 years. And now they are back. The herd arrived in November from Canada. They started this project for the reintroduction program that is designed to restore the species to Alaska. In the Spring of 2015, a herd of 130 Bison entered the boundaries of Alaska. A very small herd of the bison are kept at the AWCC. The first wood bison calves were born at the AWCC in 2005 and ever since they have had dozens of calves born.  

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is dedicated to helping Alaska's wildlife through conservation, research, education and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round, and they provide the animals with the best care possible. Most of the animals they take in become permanent residents. 

This Conservation Center is 200 acres of habitats for animals to feel at home and get better. Having so much land allows the animals that are taken in to feel natural and be able to live like they normally would, just with a little more help. Visitors may get to see bull moose, brown bears, wood bison and so much more. The Center has been such a fun environment for visitors and also been very helpful in helping the animals.
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