WOLF Awareness Week   

 At the ZOO Saturday October 17th   



Bring the family and best friends to celebrate Wolf Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Beginning at 11:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., there will be educational and fun things to do at the Zoo. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo joins other zoos and animal sanctuaries around the country in celebrating Wolf Awareness Week. 

At the special ‘Wolf Event’ the many misconceptions and myths about wolves will be dispelled. Those attending will get an ‘live’ education about the important role that wolves play within the ecosystem and that wolves are not so bad after all. 

Come and practice your howling skills! See if your howl is good enough to get the wolves to howl back. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo currently has 9 nine gray wolves to join on the howl.

Big Bear Alpine Zoo is located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake, Moonridge Drive to Clubview Drive across from Bear Mountain Ski Resort.  The zoo’s Winter hours are 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday thru Friday and 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Saturdays and Sundays.   

For more information about Wolf Awareness Day, call (909) 878-4200 or (909) 584-1299.


The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a wildlife animal sanctuary, rehabilitation and education center founded in 1959 and is operated and owned by the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District. 

The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo was formed in 1989 as a non-profit public benefit corporation whose purpose is to support the Big Bear Alpine Zoo through:

(1) Educating the public regarding treatment, protection, and conservation of wildlife;

(2) Recruiting and coordinating zoo volunteers; and

(3) Fundraising.