Big Bear Alpine Zoo Celebrates Wolf Awareness Week October 15-21


The wolf’s sense of smell is more than 100 times greater than a human’s. Learn more about wolves during the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Wolf Awareness Week starting October 9. (Contributed Photo)

By Susan A. Neufeld

Big Bear Lake, CA – During the week of October 15-21, keepers at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo will emphasize the importance of wolves to their ecosystem with daily dedicated keeper talks. On Sunday, October 21, we will place specific attention on the roles that wolves play in maintaining this delicate balance through keeper talks and enrichment presentations.

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo, is dedicated to educating the public about the roles that all animals play in perpetuating a healthy environment, emphasizing the greater role that humans play in protecting both species and habitat. Like a large mosaic, a healthy environment is comprised of many integral sections. In parts of the United States, wolves play a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of their habitat.

Come and celebrate the final day of Wolf Awareness Week at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on October 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake. The zoo is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Zoo is San Bernardino County’s only zoo and also serves as a wildlife animal sanctuary, rehabilitation and education center. The zoo was founded in 1959 and is operated and owned by Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park district.

For more information on the Wolf Awareness Day activities, call (909) 584-1299.