AD Main Menu

Wildlife

The Western Arctic and Teshekpuk caribou herds are in decline and the Alaska Board of Game will consider proposed changes to hunting opportunities. Comments are being accepted through Feb. 27.

Jillian Rogers
Whatever is causing Anchorage-area black-capped chickadees to develop deformed beaks, it's spreading to other birds and parts of the world, including Fairbanks, Puget Sound and Great Britain. Yereth Rosen
Moose populations separated by the Glenn Highway are starting to show subtle genetic differences. Yereth Rosen

Bryce, a harbor seal pup found stranded at Land’s End resort in Homer last August, can't be released back into the wild because he's blind. But staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center say his rehabilitation training is going well: “He’s one of the more curious and playful harbor seals that I’ve worked with," one said.

Tara Young

Bohemian waxwings feed on mountain ash berries in Midtown Anchorage on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. The birds nest in muskeg areas and catch insects on the fly during the summer and they often flock together in winter and dine on berries like the mountain ash.

Bob Hallinen
The Seattle Aquarium is welcoming a six-month-old Mishka, a sea otter from from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. Mishka is scheduled to arrive in Seattle Saturday.Associated Press
Some fishermen in the Togiak area will see changes to vessel transit regulations next season. A Jan. 5 amendment released by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration changes restrictions on travel through specific areas of the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary and the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge.John Messick
A Juneau woman cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for tripping legally set traps says she found a mortally wounded bald eagle in two of the devices and sprung others to protect her dogs and other people.Associated Press
A group of about eight musk oxen were spotted over the weekend between Bethel and the villages of Nunapitchuk, Atmautluak and Kasigluk, KYUK reports.Associated Press
Two men from the Western Alaska community of Marshall have been accused of harassing 15 to 20 moose on the Yukon River with their motorized vehicles. One of the men was also charged with killing a moose without a harvest ticket.Megan Edge