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Big Bear Alpine Zoo

When families go on vacation, they find that things are typically made for adults. When you stay with us at Big Bear, you’ll find yourself surrounded by things to do with your family. One of our most popular attractions is the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. You can plan an enjoyable trip with plenty of wildlife and furry friends.

About the Zoo

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is where you’ll find animals that need rehabilitation. Their facility gives animals that have been injured or orphaned a safe place to stay and recover before they are released back into the wild. If they cannot make a full recovery, the Alpine Zoo offers them a permanent place they can call their own as well. This zoo is unique because it is only one of two alpine zoos in the USA. Most of the zoo’s creatures are from the local San Bernardino Mountains, so they feel right at home when they’re taken care of here.

Entertaining Exhibits

The Big Bear Zoo houses 160 animals that represent about 90 species. When you visit here, you’ll find a wide variety for you and your party to learn about. Some of the guests that inhabit the zoo include bears (like grizzly bears or black bears), cougars, wolves, and eagles. There are, of course, a variety of large and small animals. Not only do you get to experience the beauty offered at Big Bear, but by visiting the zoo, you get to learn about the wildlife that has inhabited the area for centuries. Other animals that are pretty popular to see are the snowy owl, snow leopard, red fox, arctic fox, and bobcats, among many others.

Enjoy your stay

The great thing about the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is that it’s open throughout the year. So whether you’re coming to enjoy some of the area’s snowy season or are here for some fantastic water sports and outdoor activities during the warmer months, you can add this to your itinerary. Our Big Bear cabin rentals are close to the Alpine zoo as well as shopping, dining, and the nature that the animals in the zoo come from. Entertainment for all ages is readily available when you come to Big Bear. When your family has spent enough time at the zoo, they can go hiking and enjoy some outdoor activities available in the area. There are also several picnic spots where you can bring one of the meals you cooked up in your cabin rental’s full kitchen and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Beautiful views, wilderness, hiking, the zoo, shopping, and so much more are just a taste of the things you can do when you stay in Big Bear. The best part is that we can accommodate groups or families of any size in our Big Bear Cabin Rentals. We even have pet-friendly rentals which make it easy for your furry family members to join the fun. When you stay with us, you can be sure you will be close to all the amenities you seek on your ideal vacation.