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Animal Facts: Burrowing owl

Unlike most owls, the Burrowing Owl nests underground. …

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Animal Facts: Pronghorn

As the fastest land animal in North America, the pronghorn is a highly migratory animal that has incredible vision and can be identified by the horns on its head.  …

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Animal Facts: Great blue heron

As the largest heron in North America, the great blue heron stands about one metre tall.  …

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Animal Facts: Wolf

Within Canada, there are several species of wolves that occupy approximately 90 per cent of their historic range.  …

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Animal Facts: Snowy owl

The snowy owl is an iconic North American bird that is almost entirely covered by feathers to keep them warm in colder climates.  …

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Animal Facts: Moose

Large and in charge, the moose is one of Canada's most iconic mammals that is known for its incredible size, enormous antlers and captivating appearance. 

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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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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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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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