We know you love the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center’s resident celebrity, Mr. Kobuk…well, now’s your chance to participate in his care!

The AWCC invites you to have a hand in our mission of providing quality animal care to our residents by assisting staff in making dietary and/or engaging enrichment for Kobuk the black bear. Tour participants will then get the opportunity to place these items inside Kobuk’s habitat and watch him interact with and enjoy!

​This 45-minute program is offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (rain or shine) at 2:45 pm from June 18 to August 31. Space is limited to 4 people. Must be 12 years and older.

Kobuk came to the AWCC as an orphan from Valdez, Alaska. His mother had been chased off by dogs, leaving Kobuk to become dependent on human trash for food. In order to give him a better quality of life, and prevent any potential negative interactions with locals, the cub was rescued and brought here to the sanctuary where he has thrived! Kobuk has become quite an internet sensation and has friends all over the world!

[Disclosure: there will be no physical touching of bears.]

You can purchase your tickets HERE!

Discover the WILD of Alaska and come meet the locals! Walk on the Wild Side Tours are available year-round and include an animal encounter. Summer Moose Encounters & Bear Encounters are available for online booking. Book early to ensure your spot!