Species information is provided in one of two formats: a PDF, or a user-friendly species profile with tabbed webpages designed to include photos, sounds, sign, range maps, comments on management and research, and much more. Over time, the department plans to convert content from all PDF sources into species profiles.

Have fun learning about Alaska’s wildlife and their habitats.

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Scientific Name Common Name Link
Alces alces Moose View Moose Profile
Alopex lagopus Arctic Fox View Arctic Fox Profile
Balaena mysticetus Bowhead Whale View PDF of Bowhead Whale
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Minke Whale View PDF of Minke Whale
Balaenoptera borealis Sei Whale View PDF of Sei Whale
Balaenoptera musculus Blue Whale View PDF of Blue Whale
Balaenoptera physalus Fin Whale View PDF of Fin Whale
Berardius bairdii Baird’s Beaked Whale View PDF of Baird’s Beaked Whale
Bison bison athabascae Wood Bison View Wood Bison Profile
Bison bison bison Plains Bison View Plains Bison Profile
Callorhinus ursinus Northern Fur Seal View Northern Fur Seal Profile
Canis latrans Coyote View Coyote Profile
Canis lupus Wolf View Wolf Profile
Castor canadensis Beaver View Beaver Profile
Cervus elaphus roosevelti Roosevelt Elk View Roosevelt Elk Profile
Delphinapterus leucas Beluga Whale View Beluga Whale Profile
Dicrostonyx groenlandicus Northern Collared Lemming View Northern Collared Lemming Profile
Enhydra lutris kenyoni Northern Sea Otter View Northern Sea Otter Profile
Erethizon dorsatum North American Porcupine View North American Porcupine Profile
Erignathus barbatus Bearded Seal View Bearded Seal Profile
Eschrichtius robustus Gray Whale View Gray Whale Profile
Eubalaena japonica North Pacific Right Whale View North Pacific Right Whale Profile
Eumetopias jubatus Steller Sea Lion View Steller Sea Lion Profile
Glaucomys sabrinus yukonensis Northern Flying Squirrel View Northern Flying Squirrel Profile
Gulo gulo Wolverine View Wolverine Profile
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Pacific White-sided Dolphin View Pacific White-sided Dolphin Profile
Lasionycteris noctivagans Silver-haired Bat View Silver-haired Bat Profile
Lepus americanus Snowshoe Hare View Snowshoe Hare Profile
Lepus othus Alaska Hare View Alaska Hare Profile
Lutra canadensis River Otter View River Otter Profile
Lynx Canadensis Lynx View Lynx Profile
Marmota broweri Alaska Marmot View Alaska Marmot Profile
Marmota caligata Hoary Marmot View Hoary Marmot Profile
Marmota monax Woodchuck View Woodchuck Profile
Martes americana American Marten View American Marten Profile
Martes caurina Pacific Marten View Pacific Marten Profile
Megaptera novaeangliae Humpback Whale View Humpback Whale Profile
Mesoplodon stejnegeri Stejneger’s Beaked Whale View PDF of Stejneger’s Beaked Whale
Microtus pennsylvanicus Meadow Vole View Meadow Vole Profile
Mustela erminea Ermine View Ermine Profile
Myodes gapperi Southern Red-backed Vole View PDF of Southern Red-backed Vole
Myodes rutilus Northern Red-backed Vole View Northern Red-backed Vole Profile
Myotis evotis Western Long-eared Bat View Western Long-eared Bat Profile
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat View Little Brown Bat Profile
Neovison vison American Mink View American Mink Profile
Ochotona collaris Collared Pika View Collared Pika Profile
Odobenus rosmarus divergens Pacific Walrus View Pacific Walrus Profile
Odocoileus hemionus Mule Deer View Mule Deer Profile
Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis Sitka Black-tailed Deer View Sitka Black-tailed Deer Profile
Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat View Muskrat Profile
Orcinus orca Killer Whale View Killer Whale Profile
Oreamnos americanus Mountain Goat View Mountain Goat Profile
Ovibos moschatus Muskox View Muskox Profile
Ovis dalli dalli Dall Sheep View Dall Sheep Profile
Pekania pennanti Fisher View Fisher Profile
Phoca fasciata Ribbon Seal View PDF of Ribbon Seal
Phoca hispida Ringed Seal View Ringed Seal Profile
Phoca largha Spotted Seal View PDF of Spotted Seal
Phoca vitulina Harbor Seal View Harbor Seal Profile
Phocoena phocoena Harbor Porpoise View Harbor Porpoise Profile
Phocoenoides dalli Dall's Porpoise View Dall's Porpoise Profile
Physeter macrocephalus Sperm Whale View Sperm Whale Profile
R.t. saintnicolas magicalus Santa's Reindeer View Santa's Reindeer Profile
Rangifer tarandus granti Caribou View Caribou Profile
Sorex alaskanus Glacier Bay Water Shrew View PDF of Glacier Bay Water Shrew
Spermophilus parryii Arctic Ground Squirrel View Arctic Ground Squirrel Profile
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Red Squirrel View Red Squirrel Profile
Ursus americanus Black Bear View Black Bear Profile
Ursus arctos Brown Bear View Brown Bear Profile
Ursus maritimus Polar Bear View Polar Bear Profile
Vulpes vulpes Red Fox View Red Fox Profile
Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier’s Beaked Whale View PDF of Cuvier’s Beaked Whale