There is a Zoo in Lycksele, concentrating on the wildlife of the north. You won't find lions, cheetahs or monkeys, but you'll have a good chance too see Lynx, brown bear, wolf, sea seals, vicent etc.
There is a train going around the area if you can't walk too far by yourself.
If comming to Lycksele by car or bus, you are probably driving after the road E12, also called Blå vägen (the blue road). This name comes from the fact that the road follows the river Umeälven all the way from the mountains to the coast.
I took this photo in the beginning if January from a bus window, just outside Lycksele on my way to Umeå.