Flora and Fauna

The unique animals, flowers and other plants that call Alaska home.

Alaska's State Bird star
The State bird of Alaska, the Willow Ptarmigan, is known to be adaptable, sociable and able to survive in a severe artic environment. Sort of like Alaskans in general.

Migratory Birds in Alaska star
Alaska is the destination and spring/summer nesting grounds for a huge number of migratory birds from all up and down North and South America and even Asia and Africa. Alaska is home to a minimum of at least 470 different bird species, with over half of them being migratory.

Moose In Anchorage star
With 1500 moose calling the municipality of Anchorage home, you’d think there’d be one on every street corner, but in reality, for a large animal they can be remarkably difficult to spot. Here are a few places you may be able to find moose in Anchorage.

Mountain Goats in Alaska star
Mountain Goats are often one of the “must see” large animals on Alaskan tourist’s wish lists. Fortunately, the coastal mountains of Alaska seem to suit them, offering a good chance at closer views of these magnificent creatures.

Musk Ox Arctic Wildlife star
Musk Oxen in Alaska have hardly changed since the Ice Age. Brought back from near extinction, Musk Ox are found across Alaska in the wild, on breeding farms and wildlife parks where tourists can view these remarkable animals up close. Be sure to visit the famous "Musk Ox Farm" in Palmer, Alaska!

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