There are a lot of different native animals living in deep in Canadian nature. Many are not found in any other parts of the continent. Whether they are on the land or in the sky, Canada has some interesting animals that make its wildlife diverse and quite interesting.
- Canadian Lynx
What may appear to an oversized house cat with pointy ears, actually thrives in the snowy foliage. Their diet consists of snowshoe hares. Even though it is naturally a nocturnal mammal, if you see a cat in the woods, look closer, it could be a lynx.
This animal may be the most synonymous when thinking of Canada wildlife. The moose is part of the deer family and is highly populated within the country. It is estimated that the moose population is between 500,000 to one million. These massive animals are also quite powerful swimmers and are actually the largest member of the deer family.
This animal comes from the weasel family and is not related to the wolf. These animals are actually quiet and shy and rarely put themselves in a situation to be seen. The find solace in making home made out of snow tunnels, rocks, and even boulders.
- Bighorn Sheep
Exactly as their name describes, these sturdy sheep have enormous horns that make up about 10 percent of their body mass. They are found also in the United States because they thrive in the Rocky Mountains due to their ability to climb mountains with ease.
- Canadian Goose
Mostly known for their ability to fly in the shape of a “V” when flying in a flock to the south during the winter months, the goose’s home is Canada. They are quite recognizable with their black heads and a white ring around their head. Canadian Geese are also the most commonly hunted waterfowl in North America.
- Beluga Whales
This animal does not live in the woods but lives in the marine waters outside of the country. These white whales communicate with a language of their own through whistles and clicks. The Beluga lives in arctic environments so it thrives in northern Iceland.