Get Your Winter Wildlife Fix in Alaska

AKontheGO’s bi-monthly newsletter is a compilation of blog posts, newsy bits, and interesting information about traveling Alaska with children. Are you a subscriber? You’ll be the first to see what’s happening and where you should be in the 49th state, any time of year. ~ Erin Kirkland, publisher

With a sudden shift of weather, Alaska is finally looking like Alaska, and the state’s wildlife are responding to the wintery environment, at least here in Southcentral. This newsletter is dedicated to those creatures, big and small, and includes tips for exploring Alaska’s bear country before our fuzzy friends decide to hibernate; a look at sea otters (warning: cuteness overload); and a post about wandering the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center during these cold-weather months. 

Alaska’s wildlife are still moving about, like black and brown bears. Knowing what to do to prevent an encounter is an important part of Alaska outdoor safety. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO


I have a thing for otters. So do the rest of you, because the below sea otter post is one of our most popular. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO


Moose. Many Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center animals are more active during the winter months, especially the moose. Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO


Also: Look for holiday activities in our next newsletter, and news of an exciting AKontheGO project — a PODCAST! 


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