Spring, fall, winter or summer, there is always wildlife to see in Alaska. The key lies in knowing how seasonal activities like breeding, migration, and hibernation affect the behavior of wildlife.
Bought from the Russian empire for $7.2 million in 1867, Alaska is the largest state in the United States regarding the total area.
As a matter of fact, it is more than two times the size of Texas which is the second largest state. Those who have had the pleasure of visiting Alaska describe it as a “spontaneous” “raw” and “wild” place that arouses and ignites the spirit.
It is popularly known as the last frontier of the United States and has earned a reputation for its extensive parks and wild lands.
Alaska is home to a wild range of wildlife, both in the water and on land. Alaska is rich in wildlife such as wolves, bears, birds, musk oxen, wild goats, sea lions and walrus among other animals.
Most spotted animals
Alaska being a land of natural extremes, its wilderness is inhabited by various species of wildlife never to be found anywhere else in the whole world. One of the most interesting and unique features about this vast State of U.S is that its urban areas are also home to lots of great wildlife.
If you are planning for an Alaska travel, visiting some of its cities can present you with a chance to view some of Alaska’s fantastic wildlife.
Wildlife Conservation in Alaska
Alaska is home to a wide range of animals such as bears, moose, bison, mountain goats, orcas, and caribous. Drones can be extremely useful in determining animal migration patterns with regards to changing weather patterns.
This information can be crucial in helping conservationist predict future animal behavior. The caribou is a perfect example of a large-scale migratory species as they can travel up to 80 km (50 m) in a single day.