Wildlife on the Matanuska Glacier?

Sightseeing near Anchorage Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

One question we get asked here consistently is if we have wildlife on the glacier.

Since the only plant life on the glacier is the glacier moss, there isn't any sort of food source that would sustain animals such as moose and bear. Therefore, you wouldn't see anything of the sort on the ice unless they were chancing something else out onto the ice which can occur but hasn't on the Matanuska in many years.

In the winter time we do see tracks from coyote, ermine, and snowshoe hare but rarely see them while out on tour.

In the terminal moraine we do see spiders occasionally that thrive feeding off of other insects.

Posted in Tour Matanuska Glacier.