Fairbanks Large Animal Research Station begins summer tours, featuring unique arctic animals
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Flowers are blooming, baby musk oxen are frolicking, and summer tours have started up once again at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Large Animal Research Station, otherwise known as LARS.
In addition to the research aspects of LARS, the station serves as an educational and outreach facility as well, providing a means of introducing UAF students to wildlife research. Many UAF instructors incorporate visits to the station in their courses, and each year thousands of people enjoy a summer tour of the facility.
The tour lasts about an hour and walks participants through the history of LARS as well as the history of the animals that reside there, like Musk Oxen, Caribou and Reindeer.
LARS is currently open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily and is offering tours twice a day.
“We [currently] do tours at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There is a small fee for them. Please check our website for anymore information,” said long-time tour guide Kristina Mulready. “We also have Facebook and Instagram pages that you can follow us.”
LARS is hoping to add a third tour time as the summer goes on. For more information on tour cost and current COVID-19 policies, please visit the LARS website.
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