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.
You could find a lynx almost anywhere in mainland Alaska, as it is the only wild cat native to the state. They frequently dwell in dense forests that provide cover and shelter. Full-grown lynx are usually between 2 and 3 feet long, and weigh anywhere between 15 and 30 pounds.
No Monkeys Allowed , Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Most penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere. In fact, this is so true that almost all penguin species are native to the Southern Hemisphere. But not even the Galapagos penguin is in Alaska . It is on the coasts of Africa and parts of mainland South America.
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.
The lynx is the only cat native to Alaska. Because lynx are shy and unobtrusive animals, many people think they are scarce. Trends in lynx population numbers are strongly correlated with the cyclic trends in snowshoe hare numbers, but lag behind by 1-2 years. Lynx , like most cats, are very curious.
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.