Fauna

Apart from the rich flora found in Alaska, the state is known for its fauna.

  • Visitors coming  to Alaska often wonder, what animal special they can meet there. Having lived in the state for over 35 years, I can now admit that wildlife in Alaska is much more versatile than it is in lots of other countries of the world. The major representatives that are frequently found in Alaska are:

Moose

  • This animal can hear your approach from quite a long distance (around 2 miles). They are wild animals that may sometimes attack humans, if they feel danger. Thus, you should be very careful when seeing these animals to avoid meeting face-to-face with them. However, you should know that you can meet a moose almost anywhere across Alaska. The animals frequently wander along the roads and forests and they can sometimes walk into human yards. If you still happen to see a moose, try to talk smoothly and warmly with it, but don’t come too close to the animal. 

Alaska Bears

  • Bears are, probably, among the most frequently met animals in Alaska. There are 8 species of bears that are met in the world today and some of them are going to be extinct soon. Some of these species are met in Alaska. What you should know is that it’s quite dangerous to meet face-to-face with a bear, even if it seems calm. You can never know what’s on its mind and how it will behave in a minute. So, be very attentive and if you see a bear approaching to you, try to leave as quickly as possible, but don’t run away immediately.  

Marine Wildlife

  • Marine wildlife is also rich and active in Alaska. You can see different marine species in the coastal region of the state. Even whales can be met there from time to time. It’s a real pleasure to watch the way these animals live and behave under water. However, you shouldn’t get too close to them not to scare them. Don’t try to catch the animal and don’t make too much noise. 

There are many other animals and birds you can see, when traveling across Alaska. Be very careful with them and watch the precautions to be on the safe side.