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Animals

Which animal species occur in Alaska? What do they look like? What do they eat? Where are they found? And what is the Alaska Department of Fish and Game doing to manage for this species? Do Black-footed Albatross really have black feet?

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. The species profiles here offer a wealth of information regarding biology and life history. Hunting-related information can be found on 11 big game species, small game and waterfowl, in the hunting section of our website.