Wildlife in Alaska
Preserving the natural composition, abundance, diversity, and processes of Alaska’s parks is fundamental to the mission of the National Park Service. It provides the opportunity for the public to observe wild lands in an unimpaired state now and in perpetuity. Further, these areas offer unique opportunities to conduct scientific studies on natural systems and can serve as a sentinel for changes impacting our world.
Sport hunting in national preserves was established under ANILCA and continues today. Learn more about Alaska's wildlife regulations and view an interactive story map.
While moose are plentiful and commonly sighted in Alaska, it is always a thrill to see them.
Alaska has abundant bird species from migratory birds, shorebirds, and sea birds.
Caribou are the nomads of the north, making seasonal migrations up to 400 miles in length and traveling as much as 50 miles a day.
Last updated: June 14, 2018