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Land-Based Animals

Moose: Moose are usually seen across Alaska. They average 7 feet tall at the shoulders and weigh 1,400 pounds. Females a sightly smaller, around 1,000 pounds.

Black Bear: Males average weight is 200 pounds but can reach up to 600 pounds. They usually stand 24 to 30 inches tall and are 5 feet long. Females are 20-30 percent smaller. They eat berries, fish and plants. Seen across Alaska.

Brown/Grizzly Bear: The difference between the two is that grizzly bears are inland and brown bears reside on the coastal areas. Grizzly bears range from 6 to 7 feet and average 400 pounds. Brown bears are usually between 7 and 9 feet long and 500 to 900 pounds.

Caribou: usually reside in tundra areas of Alaska and occasionaly in forests during the winter. They are 6-7 feet long and an average of 4 feet tall. Males are approximately 350 pounds and females 200 pounds.

Dall Sheep: Rams are usually 3 feet tall and 150 pounds. Females are a bit smaller at 120 pounds. They usually roam on open ridges and meadows with steep slopes.

Mountain Goats: They spend their lives on cliffs with a 50 to 65 percent slope, a normal set of steps has a slop of 30 percent. Their split hooves, slab-sidded buil and strong front legs make it easy for them to climb sheer mountainsides to avoid their predators.

Porcupine: Usually weight 25 pounds and are approxminately 30 inches long. They are seen across Alaska.

Wolf: The male average weight is 100 pounds and are 6 feet long. Females are slightly smaller. They roam across Alaska. Pack territories range from 300 to 1,000 square miles.

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