I try to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center once a year or so, and I am grateful to live less than an hour and a half from it! It feels like a mixture of a wildlife safari and zoo, but set in a beautiful expanse of land at the end of a body of water and between towering mountains.
According to their website, "AWCC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through public education. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center."
For instance, this porcupine was found with a back leg missing and is now being trained as an educational animal at AWCC. They are training him to follow this target, which means he'll get a food reward, and then they'll be able to take him for walks (no leash!) around the property where people can see him and learn about him up close.