Anchorage, Alaska — Northwest
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Calves are born mid-May to early June. Cows give birth to twins 15 to 75 percent of the time and triplets occur about once in every 1,000 births.
Calves stand within minutes and begin eating vegetation a few days after birth.
Calves stay with their mothers for 12 months, at which time the mother aggressively chases her offspring away just before giving birth again.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals.
Location. 60° 49.334′ N, 148° 58.959′ W. Marker is in Anchorage, Alaska. Marker is on Seward Highway. The marker is on the grounds of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Girdwood AK 99587, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Prickly World (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Living National Symbol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown Bears of AWCC (about 600 feet away); 1964 Earthquake (about 600 feet away); Atlantic Salmon-A Threat to the Chugach National Forest?Coho Salmon Life Cycle (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.