Big Bear Lake, CA

The existing Big Bear Alpine Zoo was originally established in 1959 to provide care, rehabilitation and when possible the release of orphaned or injured animals back into the wild. Animals come to the Zoo from the general public, other zoos, and from State, County or federal agencies. The facility is primarily a zoological facility but is also a fully licensed, designated care and rehabilitation facility for injured or orphaned wild animals. There are approximately 150 animals representing 85 species of alpine and sub-alpine species, most of which are native to California, that currently reside at the Zoo.  See Photo Gallery