Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, June 23

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It has been a beautiful day here in Anchorage. The sun has been out all day and the temps are perfect! We got out and walked to the post office to mail a book and then walked around the park strip. There were several people flying kites and really enjoying the nice day.
The girls and I had a fun day yesterday with my friend Terry and her son and his friend. They picked us up around 1 and we stopped and got a bit of lunch before heading out of town. We drove down to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This center was about a 45 minute drive south for us. Here they provide a home for injured or orphaned animals. They also have the only herd of wood bison in the United States. These animals are the largest land animal in America. The wood bison get much larger than their plains cousins. We also got to view the new baby musk oxen. I gotta admit, they were pretty cute. The 2 brown bears put on quite a show by swimming in the water in their habitat. There were 2 brown bear cubs from last year in their own area that also got into the water.Check out the claws on this dude. I was super glad he was behind a fence! Thanks to Terry for taking us along on this fun trip.

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