The Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, is one of the most widely distributed and largest owls, native across the Americas. Also known as the 'hoot owl' or 'tiger owl', these birds are admired for their great size and formidable appearance. They are also known for their … [Read more...]
If you're looking for an amazing wildlife experience, look no further than Canada!
This beautiful country is home to some of the most fascinating animals on the planet. From polar bears to moose, Canada has something for everyone.
One of the most iconic animals in Canada is the polar bear. These massive creatures are truly a sight to behold. Polar bears can be found in the Arctic regions of Canada. They are excellent swimmers and often hunt for seals in the water.
Polar bears are also known for their thick fur coats which help them survive in the cold weather. If you're lucky enough to see a polar bear in the wild, it's sure to be a memorable experience.
Another popular animal found in Canada is the moose. These massive animals are the largest members of the deer family. Moose can be found in wooded areas across Canada. They are known for their long antlers and their ability to swim.
Moose are often hunted for their meat and antlers. If you're looking for an adventure, tracking down a moose in the wild is sure to give you a thrill.
The beaver is the national animal of Canada.
These furry creatures are known for their ability to build dams. Beavers can be found in wooded areas across the country.
Beavers are nocturnal animals and are mostly active at night. If you're lucky enough to see a beaver in the wild, it's sure to be a memorable experience.
Canada is home to many other fascinating animals as well.
Crows, make up most of the species of bird belonging to the genus 'Corvus'. In many cultures and across history, they have been seen as symbols of intelligence and adaptability.Within the Corvus genus, there are 47 extant species currently recognised, and 36 of these are … [Read more...]
The Horny Toad, is quite a misleading name for an animal that, despite their appearance, is neither a toad, or even an amphibian. They are often mistaken for toads however, due to their flattened, rounded bodies. They are also known as the Horned Lizard, which is more accurate, … [Read more...]
Prairie dogs, are an adorable sight in the grasslands of North America. With their curious eyes and bustling communities, they are full of character and charm. Contrary to their name, they aren't related to canids but are herbivorous burrowing rodents. They belong to the genus … [Read more...]
The Fisher is a fantastic, yet often anonymous hunter in the North American boreal forests. Its scientific name, until 2008 was Martes pennanti, as it was considered to be a relative of the martens that are also in the genus Martes. But after reclassification to the genus … [Read more...]
Garter Snakes, are small snakes that make up the genus 'Thamnophis', in the subfamily Natricinae. Within the genus, there are around 37 species and over 50 subspecies. The most numerous is the common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) which has 13 subspecies across their … [Read more...]
The Red Knot (Calidris canutus) is a medium-sized shorebird that is found in both the western and eastern parts of North America. It is also known as the robin sandpiper and is a common migrant bird along many coastal areas of the world.There are 6 subspecies, 3 of which are … [Read more...]
The North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) is a semi-aquatic mammal, of the order rodentia. They are one of two extant species, the other being the Eurasian Beaver.Historically, the North American beaver was widespread across the whole North American continent, … [Read more...]
The American kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest North American falcon. It is often called the sparrow hawk, not to be confused with the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) which is a different bird of prey species entirely. It is found throughout most of the American … [Read more...]
The Canadian Marble Fox is a hybrid breed of fox that came about from selective breeding across species. These foxes are sometimes called the Arctic Marbled Fox, or just the Marbled Fox. As the name suggests, it is 'native' to Canada and the parent breeds are found in the … [Read more...]