Category: Alaskan Wildlife


The Ptarmigan is the State Bird of Alaska. The Rock Ptarmigan is seasonally camouflaged; its feathers moult from white in winter to brown in spring

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Woolly Mammoth

Woolly mammoths were animals that looked like elephants. They lived in northern parts of Europe, Asia and North America over 11,000 years ago. They are

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Western Camel

Most people do not know that camels started out in North America. The western camel lived in North America from 10,000 to 600,000 years ago.

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Steppe Bison

The Steppe Bison lived during the Pleistocene Period (about 2 million To 10,000 years ago). It was one of the most common species from Eastern

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Short-Faced Bear

The short-faced bear was a mammal that lived in Beringia. It was probably a predator (a meat-eater) that may have attacked bison, deer, muskoxen, caribou,

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Saiga Antelope

Herds of Saiga Antelope crossed Beringia from Asia. The last known Saiga in Canada was about 12,200 years ago. When the Ice Age ended, it

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Jefferson’s Ground Sloth

Jefferson’s Ground Sloth is one of the most unusual of North American Ice Age mammals. One of several species of sloths that lived in the

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Ice Age Horse

Equus lambei was a small horse about the size of a modern pony. It had a long, flowing, blondish mane. During the last Ice Age,

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Giant Beaver

The giant beaver is one of the largest rodents ever known. It could grow to be 2.5 metres long and weigh 218 kg. It was

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Due to the Denali Park Road closure at mile 43, we are unable to operate Kantishna Wilderness Trails this season.