From Wildlife Habitat to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo


Big Bear, CA, March 29, 2014 - In 1959 a forest fire engulfed the San Bernardino National Forest and in the aftermath, several injured animals were found that required care. A makeshift hospital and rehabilitation area called the Wildlife Habitat was set up where the zoo is currently located. Two bobcats and an orphaned baby black bear were the … [Read more...]

Blues For The Zoo Brings Music To The Mountains


Big Bear Lake, CA, July 25, 2012, 3:00pm - Blues For The Zoo, a fundraiser for the Big Bear Lake Moonridge Animal Park is set for Saturday, August 4 at the Swim Beach Outdoor Amphitheater. The afternoon of music from 3 to 7:30pm will feature C.J. Chenier, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. The gates open at 1pm and … [Read more...]

Friends of Moonridge Zoo Host Farewell Tea For Paddy Speyers


Big Bear, Ca, November 9, 2011, 3:00pm - The Friends of The Moonridge Zoo are inviting the community in joining them for a “Farewell and Thank You” to long time Big Bear resident Paddy Speyers.  The Farewell Tea will be held on Thursday, November 10th at 2:00pm at Hofert Hall at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center.  Paddy is leaving Big … [Read more...]

Friends Of The Moonridge Zoo Docent Program Expands

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 15,2011, 8:00am - The Friends of the Moonridge Zoo is looking for volunteers who appreciate being around wildlife to become Docents at Big Bear’s animal park. The docent educational program is expanding and will now offer monthly one day comprehensive workshops, where you can become a docent and help support the … [Read more...]

Blues For The Zoo Benefit Concert Raises Funds For Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 1, 2011, noon - This year’s Blues for the Zoo benefit concert will take place on Saturday, August 6th. The concert features three of Chicago’s great blues guitarists and will help raise money for Moonridge Animal Park’s rehabilitation programs for orphaned and injured alpine wildlife. Singer-songwriter Brother Yusef … [Read more...]

5th Annual Photo Contest At Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 12, 2011, noon- The 5th Annual Photography Contest at the Moonridge Animal Park is this Saturday May 14, 2011. The contest offers unique opportunities to take pictures of animals in the park. Everyone who enters the contest will get a tour of the park in advance. Photographer Bill Young will offer a pre-contest orientation … [Read more...]

Docents Needed At Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 11, 2011, noon - The Friends of the Moonridge Zoo is looking for volunteers who appreciate being around wildlife to become Docents at Big Bear’s animal park. Docent’s assist and provide information to park visitors, they provide help during special events, prepare food in the animal kitchen, work at the gift shop or … [Read more...]

Public Meetings To Be Held On Proposed Moonridge Animal Park Relocation

Big Bear City, CA, April 11, 2011, 8:00 am - The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District will host a series of public information open house meetings regarding the proposed relocation of the Moonridge Animal Park.   Attendees can review the proposed plan on a large scale map, receive a copy of the proposed plan, and ask questions or provide … [Read more...]

Birthday Party for Big Bear’s Wolf Puppy Pack

Big Bear, Ca March 26, 2011 3:00 pm - In April 2 years ago, the Moonridge Animal Park welcomed 9 new babies.  Five male and 4 female wolf pups were born to parents Navarre and Wakiza at Big Bear’s zoo.  In celebration of the wolves' birthday, the Animal Park will be having a party on Saturday, April 9, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Gift boxes … [Read more...]

Wolf Awareness Day Comes To Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear, Ca, October 11, 2010, 8:00am - The Moonridge Animal Park invites you to learn more about wolves on Wolf Awareness Day, Saturday October 16th.  The zoo will have a variety of activities surrounding wolves including crafts, games, and a storytelling of the Real Story of the Three Little Pigs.  There will be some photo opportunities with … [Read more...]