Land-based Animals in Alaska

Moose– Moose are usually seen across Alaska. They average 7 feet tall at the shoulders and weigh 1,400 pounds. Females a slightly smaller, around 1,000 pounds.
Black Bear– Males average weight is 200 pounds but can reach up to 600 pounds. They usually stand 24 to 30 inches tall and are 5 feet long. Females are 20-30 percent smaller. They eat berries, fish, and plants. Seen across Alaska.

Brown/Grizzly Bear– The difference between the two is that grizzly bears are inland and brown bears reside in the coastal areas. Grizzly bears range from 6 to 7 feet and average 400 pounds. Brown bears are usually between 7 and 9 feet long and 500 to 900 pounds.

Caribou– usually reside in tundra areas of Alaska and occasionally in forests during the winter. They are 6-7 feet long and an average of 4 feet tall. Males are approximately 350 pounds and females 200 pounds.

Dall Sheep– Rams are usually 3 feet tall and 150 pounds. Females are a bit smaller at 120 pounds. They usually roam on open ridges and meadows with steep slopes.

Mountain Goats– They spend their lives on cliffs with a 50 to 65 percent slope, a normal set of steps has a slope of 30 percent. Their split hooves, slab-sided built, and strong front legs make it easy for them to climb sheer mountainsides to avoid their predators.

Porcupine– Usually weight 25 pounds and are approximately 30 inches long. They are seen across Alaska.

Wolf– The male average weight is 100 pounds and is 6 feet long. Females are slightly smaller. They roam across Alaska. Pack territories range from 300 to 1,000 square miles.

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