Wildlife, other than polar bears, may also pose hazards.

  • Foxes and wolves can carry rabies. Do not allow them to approach you. Be especially suspicious if wildlife appears friendly or tame.
  • Birds and wildlife are inquisitive and opportunistic. They will scavenge food left out and caches that are not securely stashed. Make sure food and garbage is securely stored.

As a general rule keep a safe distance from all wildlife and remember that it is illegal to touch, feed or entice wildlife by holding out foodstuffs in a national park.