Meet The 10 Most Popular Animals Of Alaska

Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)

Arctic Foxes are well-adapted to Alaska’s harsh Arctic environments. Furthermore, with thick fur coats and bushy tails that help them survive in cold temperatures and snowy conditions.

Moose (Alces alces)

Moose are the largest members of the deer family and are commonly found in Alaska’s forests, wetlands, and tundra regions, where they feed on aquatic plants and shrubs.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagles are widespread in Alaska and are known for their striking white head and tail feathers, often spotted near bodies of water where they hunt for fish.

Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris

Sea Otters are found along Alaska’s coastlines. This is where they play a vital role in maintaining kelp forest ecosystems by controlling populations of sea urchins.

Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.)

Various species of Pacific Salmon, including Chinook, Sockeye, Coho, and Pink Salmon, are vital to Alaska’s ecosystem and are famous for their annual migrations to spawn in rivers and streams.

Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli)

Fifth on our list of most popular animals in all of Alaska is the Dall Sheep. They are native to Alaska’s mountainous regions, known for their white fur and impressive curved horns.

Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)

Grizzly Bears, also known as brown bears, are iconic residents of Alaska’s forests, mountains, and coastal regions, known for their large size and formidable presence.

Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)

Caribou, also known as reindeer in other parts of the world, are well-adapted to Alaska’s Arctic and subarctic environments, where they undertake epic migrations in search of food and suitable habitat.

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

Gray Wolves are native to Alaska and play a crucial role in the state’s ecosystems as top predators, hunting for prey such as moose, caribou, and smaller mammals.

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Humpback Whales are commonly spotted in Alaska’s coastal waters during the summer months, where they come to feed on schools of fish and perform spectacular breaching displays.