Alaska accounts for more than 50% of the remaining North American brown bears and has the second largest population worldwide.
Caribou herd sizes vary greatly over time. The Western Arctic Caribou Herd has hit as low as 75,000 and as high as 500,000 animals.
Dall’s sheep are an alpine-adapted species at their northernmost extent in the Brooks Range of Alaska.
Most birds in the Arctic are migratory. Landbirds comprise more than 50% of the bird species in Arctic parklands.
Moose are an integral component of the boreal ecosystem in Arctic parklands.
Muskoxen populations occur in four locations in Alaska, two of these ranges overlap Arctic parklands.
In Alaska, Yellow-billed Loons are restricted to tundra landscapes on the Arctic Coastal Plain with large, deep, clear, freshwater lakes.
Last updated: May 4, 2018