According the the Anchorage Alaska Wildlife Visitor Guide, there are (approximately) 80 bears inside Anchorage and a total of 250 bears in the Anchorage vicinity. Pretty wild, huh? There are also a couple in the Anchorage Zoo, which I think is sort of funny.
Yes, bears and moose are quite common here, and it’s normal and expected to spot them roaming around. This is “their” land. Bears and moose are allowed to be anywhere in the city, as long as they aren’t hurting anyone. If you spot a bear in your driveway, for example, you can call the police or city wildlife home dogs, but they won’t come out and do anything unless the bear is attacking you or your property or something else dangerous.
I think it’s crazy.