Vintage Zoo T-shirts

Vintage Zoo T-shirts

The Alaska Zoo Gift Shop is offering two vintage t-shirt designs for sale at this time. Both may be purchased in our Gift Shop or you can order your Binky t-shirt online here.

The Binky shirt shows Binky the polar bear with the famous red shoe from his tourist incident in 1994. The iconic slogan reads "Binky says...send more tourists, the last one got away". This design was sold shortly after Binky's claim to fame took place and has been in demand over the years. This shirt is being sold both in our Gift Shop and online.

The Annabelle shirt (available in our Gift Shop only) shows a painting by Annabelle, the late Asian elephant who was the original animal of the Alaska Zoo. Many of her paintings were displayed and purchased in auctions and art shows, as well as in our Gift Shop.


  • Both shirt designs are available for purchase in our Gift Shop for $16.95 each. The Alaska Zoo Gift Shop is open during all open zoo hours and it has a separate entrance if you just want to shop and do not wish to enter zoo grounds.
  • Click here to order your Binky shirt online today.
    • Prices for online Binky shirt orders (including both shirt and shipping):
      • Sizes S-XL are $22.95 each
      • 2XL are $25.95 each
      • 3XL are $28.95 each

All purchases go to the Alaska Zoo Gift Shop. Sales made by our Gift Shop help to feed and care for our animals, funneling money into the zoo's General Fund for the animals, facilities and equipment needed to run the zoo and meet our mission. Thank you for your purchases and support of the Alaska Zoo!

Questions? Email our Gift Shop staff at