Alaska Excursions

Alaska Excursions

A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.

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Baby Dall sheep finds home at Alaska Zoo

A baby Dall sheep explores its new home Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, Alaska. The 15-day-old lamb was rescued after it became separated from its mother during a sheep research project and could not be reunited with the ewe.

A snowy white baby Dall sheep has a new home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.

Wildlife

Wildlife can often be spotted along Alaska's roads. This young brown bear was foraging just off the Richardson Highway near Valdez.

Alaska is the place to see moose, sheep, bears, eagles, caribou, whales and more.

Wolves in Alaska

A wolf shows a formidable set of teeth as he yawns at Denali National Park after several hours of successful hunting for arctic ground squirrels.

Where to find: Wolves inhabit as much as 85 percent of Alaska, but they're rarely seen.

Loons in Alaska

A common loon moves across Long Lake near Palmer.

Where to find: Look -- and listen -- for loons on lakes. The entire state has loons of one species or another -- common, yellow -billed, red-throated, Pacific and arctic.

Musk oxen in Alaska

A newborn musk ox stays close to its mother at the Musk Ox Farm near Palmer. The herd's calves are born around Mother's Day each May.

Where to find: After being reintroduced in the 1930s, musk oxen took hold on Nunivak Island in the Bering Sea.

A snowy white baby Dall sheep has a new home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.

The 15-day-old lamb was rescued after it was separated from its mother during a sheep research project by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and could not be reunited with the ewe.

Zoo officials say the 10-pound lamb was rescued in the Nelchina area and has been at the zoo about a week.

Zoo executive director Pat Lampi says the lamb is slowly being introduced to the public. During an outing Thursday, the female lamb frolicked and explored her surroundings, while sticking close to zoo curator Shannon Jensen.

Lampi says officials plan to sell the rights to name the lamb in an auction at the zoo's "Feast for the Beast" fundraiser June 21.

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