Wildlife in Alaska:  A Complete Guide  

Enthusiastic about wildlife in Alaska?  Take a guided tour with Animals around the Globe to learn about the many species of fauna and flora endemic to the state.


Firstly, there are four different types of Alaska bears: the Brown bear (grizzly), Polar bear, Black bear, and Glacier bear. Presently, there are several Alaska bear viewing opportunities available to visitors.


About 175,000 to 200,000 moose are widely distributed throughout Alaska. In Alaska, moose live in a large area ranging from the Stikine River in Southeast Alaska to the Colville River on the Arctic Slope.

Mountain Goat

Mountain goats inhabit Alaska's southeastern Panhandle and coastal mountains north and west to Cook Inlet. They also reach the Talkeetna Mountains in Denali National Park. The Kenai Peninsula has 3,600–4,600 mountain goats.


Plains bison (Bison bison bison) is the smaller of two subspecies of American bison found in North America, and they are an introduced, rather than native, species in Alaska.


Presently, wolves have never been threatened or endangered in Alaska. The wolf’s food habits often conflict with humans, who are hunters of big game animals in many parts of the world.


The arctic fox lives in treeless coastal Alaska from the Aleutian Islands to Point Barrow and east to the Canada border. In winter, they have been seen on pack ice and prefer tundra near rocky coasts.


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