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Children's LiteratureAlaska is home to many different kinds of animals. Our national bird, the eagle is found in great numbers in Alaska. In fact, there are more eagles in Alaska than any other state. They reside in Alaska all year long. Other year-round Alaskan residents are the snowy owl and the willow ptarmigan. Many other birds make Alaska their home only during the summer. Some of the other kinds of animals that stay in Alaska all year round change color to stay camouflaged. The Alaskan hare and the snowshoe hare both turn white in the winter. Some kinds of animals in Alaska outnumber the human inhabitants. There are twice as many caribou in Alaska as there are people. As members of the deer family, caribou differ from deer in that both males and females grow horns. They are great travelers and sometimes walk thousands of miles to find food. Grizzly bears and polar bears also live in Alaska. Grizzly bears like to catch salmon in the rivers. Polar bears live in the far northern areas of Alaska. This series, "Regional Wild America," is well illustrated with photographs. 2005, Thomson Gale, Ages 6 to 10.