Plants, Animals & More

a snowshoe hare sits in the snow
A snowshoe hare blends in with its surroundings in Denali National Park & Preserve. NPS Photo/ Tim Rains
Alaska's flora and fauna fascinate scientists, visitors, and wildlife lovers alike. From the popular flagship species that visitors travel across the world to see, to the lesser-noticed critters and plants that make up Alaska's ecosystems, the range of organisms to be found here is broad. Read about the work that the National Park Service does to preserve these places and the flora and fauna that depend on them, or find the full species list of a park with the park selector below.

For more information on Alaskan wildlife and ecosystems, visit the Alaska Nature and Science website or Alaska Park Science.

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