2. Moose (Alces alces) Moose are members of the deer family. In fact, they are the largest member, weighing between 800 and 1,500 pounds. This is a cow moose. Only bull moose have antlers. You are more likely to see a female moose like this one, because they come near the roads with their calves, to eat in small ponds. In Denali Park, about 2,000 moose roam on the north side of the Alaska Range. You can often see moose near the park entrance. Willows are an important part of a moose diet. In the winter, moose eat willow twigs and branches. In the spring you may be lucky enough to spot a moose with twin calves. Photo, Kevin Hamel, Totem Inn - Healy
3. Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) The park’s 2,000 caribou roam in groups. During early summer, they can be seen in open areas east of the Savage River. Later in the summer, you’ll find them on gravel bars and ridges west of Sable Pass. In the summer, both male and female caribou have antlers. The caribou to the left looks like a female. Older bulls have a white chest and branch-like antlers. Caribou favor open tundra, where they find lichens and escape the bugs. In the winter, they paw for food through the snow. Photo, Mitch Malamud
4. Wolves (Canis lupus) The park’s wolf population, on the north side of the Alaska Range, fluctuates between 80 to 100 adults. Wolves move around, looking for snowshoe hares, ground squirrels, moose, Dall Sheep and caribou. You can see them in open places and along gravel bars. They have been seen between the park entrance and the Savage River – and on the road to Wonder Lake. They’ve also been viewed between the Teklanika River and the Last Fork River, and between Toklat and Thorofare Pass.