By W. Edward Clark
Big Bear Lake, CA – The winter months can be one of the most spectacular times to visit the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. As many of the zoo’s animals are of the alpine species and well adapted to cold weather, their coats are often full.
ALPINE ZOO’S WINTER WONDERS
Big Bear Alpine Zoo ‘s Curator Bob Cisneros shared with ROTWNEWS.com how the natural beauty of Big Bear enhances a visitor’s experience at the zoo.
“Big Bear Lake is a four seasons resort town where every season offers majestic views. Seeing a snowy owl with its full winter plumage and our wolves with their thick winter coats, our guests will be able to appreciate winter wildlife at its very best,” Cisneros stated.
“And while many zoos actually pay money to have snow blown into their exhibits,” Cisneros explained, “we offer it free of cost, courtesy of mother nature.”
APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR SUGGESTED
As pathways are often icy and slippery during winter months, visitors are strongly encouraged to wear appropriate footwear – snow boots – with a good tread for gripping icy surfaces.
Animal presentations take place at 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at various locations throughout the zoo.
Winter hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Hours may very during winter months. Please call ahead to make sure the zoo is open on snow days.
The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake.
For more information, please call (909) 584-1299 or visit BIG BEAR ALPINE ZOO online.