Other Land Mammals

While the Kodiak Brown Bear is the most famous resident of Kodiak Island, there are many other smaller residents of the island that are a joy to see.  Watching a river otter play around the harbor or scamper on shore is a guaranteed smile-maker.  Seeing a snowshoe hare in its winter white glory is a treat, too.  Even Kodiak’s dense population of the Sitka black-tailed deer will have you slowing down in your day to marvel at wildlife that is a part of everyday living on Kodiak Island.

One of the most exciting memories of visiting the remote, wild island of Kodiak is the surprise of wildlife. As you drive the roads or hike the trails keep alert to what’s around you and you will surely be rewarded.

Land mammals native to the Kodiak Island Archipelago:

  • Kodiak brown bear
  • Red fox
  • Short-tailed weasel
  • Little brown bat
  • Tundra vole
  • River otter

Introduced species:

  • Snowshoe hare
  • Mountain goat
  • Sitka black-tailed deer
  • Arctic ground squirrel
  • Roosevelt elk
  • Muskrat
  • Red squirrel
  • Beaver

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