Wildlife, Denali National Park and Preserve

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    Aggressive (but dead and stuffed) moose...
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    Grizzly Crossing River
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    If the Bones Have Been Licked, You're Safe

    by mrclay2000 Written Aug 7, 2003

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    If you find a bloodied animal during your hike or exploration, be careful. . .it should be assumed that a bear knows of the carcase, and may be quite close in guarding it. If the bones have been picked clean, that means that the bear has taken its fill, and the last caretakers (the birds and rodents) have likewise rejected the carcase for further sustenance. Denali's grizzlies subsist on vegetation and vermin, but moose and caribou calves are common victims in the summer -- practically the only time the bears can get meat proteins. Therefore, if flesh remains on the carcase, backtrack immediately.

    once a caribou calf, now chalk for the tundra
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    Bears can be deadly!

    by worldtrekker Updated Feb 11, 2003

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    Grizzly bears are amazing animals and seeing them in the wild is an experience that you will carry with you forever. They are however wild animals, and therefore unpredictable. If you are hiking here or camping in the back-country or even in fixed campgrounds, make sure you pay close attention to the rules and adhere to them. There has never been a fatal mauling by a bear in this park. The rangers work very hard to educate people who will be hiking and camping to keep it that way. Please listen to what they have to say for your own safety, as well as that of the bears.

    Not a cuddly teddy bear!
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    The wild frontier

    by victorwkf Updated Jul 7, 2003

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    This place is as wild as it can get, so do check for whether, wildlife and bring all the necessary stuff to survive. The bright side is that you get to be close to nature and a wonderful experience.

    Rugged mountains of Denali National Park, Alaska
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