Category: Alaskan Wildlife

Flora of Beringia

The vegetation of Ice Age Beringia was a mosaic of different plants.  Today it is possible to learn about this vegetation by studying preserved pollen

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American Mastadon

Mastodons were large elephant-like animals. They have been extinct for about 9,000 years. Their remains have been found all over North America. They are often

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Denali Moose Rut

It is dangerous to be with in 25 yards or less of Bull Moose who are in rut. You may hear sounds of the rut.

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Birds of Denali Park

Birds from all over the world come to breed and nest here as in the circumpolar north.  Birds such as the Long-tailed jaegers from the

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Denali Park Wolves

The members of this family are all dog-like in appearance. They have 5 toes on the front feet (one toe is high) and 4 on

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Snowshoe Hare

The Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) is a “keystone” species. A keystone species is one that has a disproportionate effect on its environment relative to its

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Red Squirrel

Red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) are found in spruce forests over most of Alaska. They average 11 to 13 inches including the tail and are rusty

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Red Fox

The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is found throughout Alaska and inhabits the tundra but no in the abundance that they do in other areas. The

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Red-Backed Vole

Voles are mice that have fuzzy coats and short tails. They mainly live in and eat grass. They are differentiated from mice by their molars

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