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Animal Facts: Burrowing owl

Unlike most owls, the Burrowing Owl nests underground. …

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10 things you didn’t know about moths

An insect of many talents, here’s why moths are one of the world’s most underrated animals

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Animal Facts: Wood bison

As the largest land animal in Canada, the wood bison can be easily recognized by its large head, shaggy fur and pointed horns.  …

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Animal Facts: Orca

The orca, or killer whale, is a highly recognizable species that is known for its iconic black and white colouring.  …

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Animal Facts: Kermode (spirit) bear

Commonly referred to as the 'spirit bear', the Kermode bear was named after Frank Kermode who was the former director of the Royal B.C. Museum, Victoria. 

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Animal Facts: Canada goose

Well-known for their long black necks and white cheeks, the Canada goose is a large wild goose that can be found in several regions across North America. 

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Animal Facts: Arctic fox

As one of Canada's most beautiful mammals, the Arctic fox is well-known for its white fur which is why it's often referred to as the snow fox. 

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Animal Facts: Walrus

Often identified by their large tusks, walrus are large marine mammals that can weigh more than 2000 pounds.  …

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Animal Facts: Polar bear

As one of Canada's most recognizable animals, the polar bear is the largest bear in the world and the top predator in the Arctic. 

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Animal Facts: Caribou

Caribou are highly migratory animals that stay together in herds while they move almost constantly.  …

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Animal Facts: Beluga whale

Beluga whales are one of the most recognizable species of whale thanks to their white colouring and thick bodies which are primarily made of blubber (40 to 50 per cent of their…

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Animal Facts: Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is one of Canada's largest birds of prey and is well-known for its regal appearance and contrasting coloured feathers. 

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Animal Facts: Arctic hare

Highly adapted to living in the cold, the Arctic hare has shortened ears and limbs and almost a quarter of its body is made up of fat.  …

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11 amazing facts about Canada’s bear species

Did you know polar bears aren’t actually white? Or that bears mark their territory by rubbing their backs on trees?

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