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This was our last full day in Alaska, and we planned on staying
in or near Anchorage. The
was a must see for Kelly,
and I was interested too because they have a polar bear and
brown bears! The zoo didn't open until 10AM, so we did little
until it was time to leave. We reached the zoo a little before
opening time, so had a prime parking spot!
The Bear Pair
When we visited
Phillips' Cruises and Tours
office in Anchorage, we learned from Carol (who volunteers at the
zoo) that the zoo has one enclosure with both a polar and brown bear.
They were both orphaned, and are much the same age, and were
raised together. They share their enclosure, although it looks
as though they will soon need to be split up.
Aphun, the polar bear, giving us a good look over.
Hmmm, sniffing the water to see if it's OK to swim?
Oreo checking this log.
Oreo and Aphun together.