Wildlife Viewing


Whether you’re looking for tiny ice worms, colorful songbirds, or giant coastal brown bears, watching Alaska’s wild creatures in their natural setting is a thrill for Alaskans and visitors alike.

Alaska’s wildlands are vast and finding wildlife often requires knowledge and preparation. The state’s wildlife viewing program can point out viewing opportunities throughout the state, help you learn about Alaska’s wildlife, and provide safety tips.

Take a tip from Albert Einstein who said, “Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift,” and enjoy Alaska’s wildlife!

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Viewing Information

Potter Marsh in Southcentral Alaska

Did You Know?

There are approximately 900,000 caribou in Alaska, compared to 700,000 people. The Western Arctic Caribou Herd is the largest of Alaska’s 32 caribou herds. At its peak in 2004, it numbered close to 490,000 animals.