Alaska Peninsula provides important habitat for fish and wildlife. The population includes brown bear , moose, caribou , wolf, wolverine, fox, river otter and beaver; five species of Pacific salmon, Arctic grayling, Dolly Varden/char, rainbow and lake trout, northern pike and burbot.
The Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in Alaska #10 Canadian Lynx. The smallest entry on our list is the Canadian Lynx, weighing in at only 18-24 pounds and measuring 2.5-3.5 feet long. #9 Bald Eagle. Alaska is home to upwards of 30,000 bald eagles. #8 Stellar Sea Lions. #7 Wolverines. #6 Walrus. #5 Black Bear . #4 Wolves. #3 Grizzly Bear .
Nearly 1,100 vertebrate species regularly occur in Alaska . Although no one has an exact count, thousands of invertebrates are also thought to live in diverse marine, aquatic, and terrestrial habitats across the state. Browse the species categories below to learn more about your favorite animals .
Families of the Rodents Order: Beaver , Dipodidae, New World Porcupine, Squirrels, Voles , Hampsters, Lemmings, Description. Habitat & Range.
Crime in the U.S. state of Alaska is exceptionally high and is present in various forms. Crime rates in Alaska are among the highest in the U.S.
Possession of wolf and wild cat hybrids prohibited. Summary: This Alaska regulation makes it unlawful to possess , sell, purchase , or transfer a wolf or wild cat hybrid without a permit.
Chinchillas , ferrets , bison, toucans , and hedgehogs , plus alligators, crocodiles, and one-humped camels (two-humped camels aren’t allowed). The list of banned species is longer, and includes all indigenous wild species in Alaska.
Alaska is famous for its complete absence of snakes , something most people – especially people from venomous snake country – fully appreciate. There are no lizards, freshwater turtles, or snakes in Alaska . The only reptiles in Alaska are rare sightings of sea turtles.
Often lion sightings turn out to be lynx – for good reason. Lynx are notorious travelers and can be found throughout Alaska . Also known as cougars, mountain lions average 100 to 150 pounds and are three to five times bigger than lynx. Bobcats, the lynx’ small cousin, barely range north of the U.S.-Canadian border.
No Monkeys Allowed , Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Rats are established in some parts of Alaska : Ketchikan, Juneau, Fairbanks, Sitka, Nome and Kodiak, but Anchorage appears to be rat free, and the Anchorage port is the only major world port to be considered rat free.
Siberian tigers are native to eastern Russia, just across the Pacific from Alaska . While the presence of one here in western Alaska might be shocking to some, they are excellent swimmers and adept on the pack ice that would have been crossed to get here. Game cameras are routinely used by biologists on the refuge.
Mice do exist in Alaska but are rare outside of cities and towns. If you think you’ve seen a mouse outside of human settlements, odds are it’s probably either a vole or a shrew, Van Tets said. There are two main groups of voles – red-backed voles and meadow voles.