What Animals Live in Canada?

Animals that live in Canada include moose, deer, wolves, bears, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, geese, ducks, foxes, wolverines, badgers, swans, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions. Canada has abundant wildlife populations, with literally hundreds of species of wild creatures living within its borders.

Other animals that are indigenous to Canada include beavers, lemmings, lynx, porcupines, caribou, buffalo and elk. Canada may be best-known when it comes to animals for its polar bear population in Churchill, Manitoba. There are online webcams where the polar bears can be viewed, and many Churchill residents do a thriving business catering to tourists who come from all over the world to see the polar bears.

Besides Canadian geese, ducks and swans, bird life in Canada includes bald eagles, golden eagles, ravens, blue herons, blue jays, kingfishers, cardinals, Pacific loons, peregrine falcons, woodpeckers, owls and hundreds of other wild bird species. Other wild animals that live in Canada are mustangs, sea lions, skunks, rattlesnakes, antelope, bighorn sheep, otters and arctic hares.

The Canadian government is active in wild animal conservation, and many private organizations also educate and inform the public about the need to preserve as many of these species as possible. These groups sponsor many fundraisers to pay for various educational exhibits and publications, selling a variety of clothing, books, artwork and other items to fund various wildlife conservation projects.

Wildlife viewing is a very popular tourist activity in all parts of Canada. Visitors come from all over the world to witness the natural beauty, including the wild animals, that the country offers.