On June 12th at 10am, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo will reopen to the public. Our Hours will be 10-4. Facemasks are required and physical distancing is strongly encouraged for all visitors.

Our Mission Statement


Today’s dreams……………………Tomorrow’s reality

We are working toward the creation of a new facility that will provide a safe and loving “Home for Life” for animals which cannot be released back into the wild and provides for a higher quality of care for those that can.


Big Bear Alpine Zoo Mission:

To enhance human understanding and respect for the value of the ecosystem through rescue, rehabilitation and education; enhanced by our unique collection of animals that have been permanently impacted by humans and can never be released back into the wild.

Big Bear Alpine Zoo Core Values:

  • We passionately commit our expertise and resources to saving animals and enhancing their long-term survivability whether in the wild or permanently within our facility.
  • We reach for excellence in every endeavor.
  • We give maximum effort to thinking laterally and acting proactively.
  • We value partnership and cooperation.
  • We provide animal interactions that create lifelong memories.
  • We will support conservation efforts in the wild, accentuating our goals and objectives.
  • We are a trusted resource for our community, and provide programs and services that make meaningful contributions toward enriching the human condition.