Haines (Skagway), Alaska, US
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Your lifelong dream of taking a walk on the wild side is about to come true.
A one-hour bus ride through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve brings you to the Kroschel Wildlife Center, owned by Steve Kroschel. Steve is well known for his experience working with wild animals for movies such as Never Cry Wolf and the PBS Wild America series. He is truly the Doctor Doolittle of Alaska, interacting with his animals as their best friend and trustworthy caregiver.
Wander with your guide through his 60-acre park, learning about the animals that live here and how they thrive in this protected habitat, retaining their independence while learning to trust humans. This home for numerous orphaned wild animals includes a Kodiak bear, wolf, Arctic fox, lynx, porcupine, pine marten, mink, reindeer and wolverines. Unsuited to release back into the wild, they will live out the rest of their natural lives here with their friend and caregiver. Observe the behaviors of these intriguing animals to understand and appreciate the time it takes to gain their trust.
With the preserve and Kroschel Wildlife Park behind you, you leave with a myriad of memories and photographs.
Tour requires walking a quarter mile. Terrain includes groomed trails with some gentle slopes. Not advisable for guests with respiratory illness, for guests using a wheelchair, or for those with mobility limitations. Wear comfortable walking shoes.