Alaska Life

Photos: An afternoon at the Alaska Zoo

People roamed the trails and exhibits at Anchorage’s Alaska Zoo Tuesday afternoon. The zoo is tucked just below the Hillside neighborhood and has a variety of animals including small and large cats, a trio of musk oxen and bears.

Kova, a young polar bear who was moved into the zoo this summer, was one of the most active mammals Tuesday. She splashed, plunged and rolled in the water of her enclosure as her playfulness and swimming abilities stopped visitors in their tracks.

See some of our photos below.

Emily Mesner

Emily Mesner is a multimedia journalist for the Anchorage Daily News. She previously worked for the National Park Service at Denali National Park and Preserve and the Western Arctic National Parklands in Kotzebue, at the Cordova Times and at the Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, Michigan.