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WILDLIFE

Experience Wildlife

LIKE YOU NEVER HAVE BEFORE

The rain forest ecosystem of Southeast Alaska's is home to a variety of land animals including black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, gray wolves, mink, beavers and river otters.

Whether you're driving along the scenic byways, going off-road to explore the wilderness, or hiking into lakes and rivers, be on the look-out for the bountiful wildlife. Keep your binoculars and camera close at hand to capture nature at it's finest. 

An endless journey of beautiful sights and furry friends

the enviroment
WILD AND FREE

LAND
OF FURRY FRIENDS
During your adventures on Prince of Wales Island you're likely to see an abundance of wildlife.

Bring your binoculars and camera so you can view the animals from a safe distance. Remember - wildlife can get wild!

Mink

Mink are semi-aquatic creatures which frequent the shores of the ocean, rivers and lakes.
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Black Bear

Hundreds of black bear live on Prince of Wales Island in the forest and feed near rivers.

Deer

Sitka black-tail deer are numerous on the island. Fawns are seen often on the roads in the Spring.

Gray Wolf

Gray wolves, or timber wolves, live in packs in the forest and can be heard howling at night.

Beaver

During your explorations of lakes and rivers you may find dams and a beaver-stick to take home!

River Otter

River otters live, eat and play near beaches, rivers and lakes around the island. They are fun to watch!

the enviroment
WILD AND FREE

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