In 1960 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game conducted a wolf-planting experiment on Coronation Island in southeast Alaska. Alaska’s only wolf-stocking experiment taught biologists the importance of habitat size.
Humans have for a long time admired the design of this creature, one that can fly backwards and zigzag with abrupt turns.
A collaborative, cross-school program helps Alaska grow its own veterinarians and for local clinics to make an investment in the future workforce.
On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists here are learning more about the less-common, more mysterious one.
Every spring, millions of ducks touch down on Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a spread of muskeg and dark water the size of Maryland. These days, more ruddy ducks seem to be among them.
Turkey vultures are most sensitive to a gas called ethanethiol, the rotten-egg scent that wafts from a carcass in the first 24 hours after something dies.
New this summer, Kawanti Adventures is offering a raptor flight experience presented in the custom-built, 1,500 square foot flight auditorium of the Alaska Raptor Center.
Meet Togiak, the male coyote who came from a litter that was living in a den in the flight path at the military base in Anchorage, Alaska., and Aurora, who was discovered on the runway of the same base.
Riley was a bonus wolf for the biologists. They had already collared the breeding female for the pack. Riley, they guessed, would be one of the followers, more likely to die or wander off than the breeding pair.
The Alaska Zoo has been dedicated to the conservation of Arctic and sub-Arctic species for 50 years; and on Feb. 27, the zoo will be celebrating one of the state’s most iconic animals on International Polar Bear Day.