Visit This Little Known Wildlife Observatory In Alaska For An Unforgettable Experience

When thinking of Alaska, what comes to mind? A snow capped mountain with a bald eagle soaring by, salmon leaping out of a waterfall and, of course, a bear eating a fish on the shore. Bears are quintessentially Alaskan and visitors spend a lot of time and energy searching for a glimpse of a real one. Bears have the added difficulty of actually being dangerous, so generally visitors are not able to get very close to the real thing.

You can scan the roadsides at Denali park and hike quietly in the woods all day and still not see a bear in the wild. But if seeing a bear is on your Alaska bucket list, then the Anan Wildlife Observatory in Wrangell is the place for you. It offers an exceptional Alaskan wildlife viewing experience where brown and black bears can be seen in the summer in a relatively comfortable and safe way for the visitors and animals alike.

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Have you seen a bear in the Alaskan wild? Did you get a good picture? Please, tell us about it in the comments below.