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4639 Sawmill Creek Road
Sitka, Alaska 99835

907 747-3032

Fortress Of The Bear an educational bear rescue center located in Sitka, Alaska. We bring orphaned bears from all over the state of Alaska and find homes for them in zoos and sanctuaries internationally.  We currently have 8 resident orphaned bears in 3 separate enclosures.  These enclosures mimic the natural settings that they would normally be found.  Visitors view from above in a covered area and have the opportunity to observe and photographic their continuous antics.

Seward Sisters Symbolic Adoption Package!


Welcome to the Fortress Of The Bear shop!  Each of our items are exclusive and proprietary.  Our designs are mostly in house or local artists.  We are honored to share this beautiful town with First Nation people and we try to incorporate their art into our items.  We are lucky to have the artistry of Claire Turner, our bear manager, take the design helm.

For international orders, drop us an e-mail at for a shipping quote.

Seward Sisters Symbolic Adoption Package!

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Seward Sisters Symbolic Adoption Package!


Are you looking for a special, unique gift? Why not symbolically adopt Nuka and Nikiski, the Seward Sisters? The funds raised by You can purchase as a gift for someone, or treat yourself!

This adoption package is LIMITED EDITION, and will only be available while stocks last. Each package includes the following keepsake items:

  •  An adoption certificate – fill in your name!

  • A beautiful photograph of the Seward Sisters (Nikiski on the left, Nuka on the right). Taken by local Sitka photographer, Jesse Ranke, of Kayak Shed Studios (

  • Life size copies of Nuka and Nikiski’s muddy paw prints!

  • A bio sheet – all about the Seward Sisters history and arrival at Fortress of the Bear.

  • A beautiful print of a Seward Sisters painting by Seward resident, Melanie Beach, inspired by her own observations of the cubs in the wild, when they were first orphaned.

  • An accompanying poem, also by Melanie Beach, entitled ‘Seward Sisters’!

  • A limited edition Nuka & Nikiski glass ornament!

  • A copy of our 2018 ‘Year in Review’ newsletter, outlining the highlights of our year and upcoming projects.

Order by December 10th to receive in time for Christmas!

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