5 Animals Only Found in Canada

Five animals you can only find here in Canada.

Vancouver Island Marmot

The Vancouver Island Marmot is a small gopher like creature with a face that resembles that of a beavers and is only the size of a house cat weighing about 6 pounds. This animal is a uniquely Canadian species that can only be found on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. There are many different Marmot species but this one differs from others s in behaviour, genetics and ecology and their maximum age limit is only ten years. Its believed that there’s only a little over 200 still alive today but in 2005 only 29 could be found. The Vancouver Island Marmot is one of the rarest and most endangered mammals in the world!

Arctic Fox

The Arctic fox resembles a small collie dog that’s totally white and weighs as much as a small house cat. This animal can be found in the far north, mainly in the arctic circle. The Arctic fox lives in a den or burrow dug into the side of a hill, cliff or river bank and several families can live together and hunt in groups. Although the Arctic fox is not a endangered species yet, it is largely hunted for its beautiful white coat.

Polar Bear

The polar bear is an amazing creature that can only be found in the Arctic. The shear size and mass of this bear makes it the biggest of all the bears in the entire world weighing in the area of 650 pounds to 1100 pounds. A polar bear is white and yellowish in color and they don’t stay in one place but instead travel all the time in search of food. They have been known to come up to cabins and dumps to go through garbage and people feed them all the time but they seem to forget these animals are wild and can turn at anytime causing severe bodily damage or death. Polar bears and the Arctic fox both have one thing in common and that is because of climate change, poachers and lack of food they are both in serious threat of being totally wiped out. Both species are heading for the endangered species list which is sad.

North American Elk

A North American Elk is a large horned animal that is found in British Columbia, Yukon Territories, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Unlike the average deer the Elk is much larger but not as big as a moose. Elks are good swimmers and can run up to 50km an hour. They live in groups of 6 to 20 and mainly eat grass, leaves and branches. Males usually live to the age of 14 where as the female live ten years longer maxing out at 24 years old. North American Elk are now mainly raised on ranches due to over hunting through the decades. After all the North American Elk was the early settlers and natives main food supply decades ago.

The Lemmings

There are many different species of lemmings and they all pretty much have the same characteristics and habits. A lemming kind of looks like a fat hamster with a thick furry coat. There are Collared Lemmings and Brown Lemmings. The habitat of the lemming is fairly basic, living in the tree areas of Northern Canada it mainly lives in burrows built in snow which contains a sleeping area and separate bathroom. Female lemmings usually give birth up to 8 babies every 5 weeks. Lemmings eat only plants, berries and lichens and many die by drowning every year while migrating for food. When they come to cliffs, hills or rivers and lakes they just keep running never stopping causing the population of lemmings to decrease every 3 to 4 years.

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15 Responses to “5 Animals Only Found in Canada”
  1. mikayla Says...

    On January 12, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Maybe there should be more animals on here b/c i am doing a report on animals and i think it would be a more interesting site about Canada if there were more animals.

  2. Mikayla Says...

    On January 12, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    How many animals approximately live in Canada??

  3. Chris Hamilton Says...

    On January 12, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    We have pretty much the same animals here as you would find in many countries. The 5 I have listed are merely animals you can only find here. Ill do some more research and see if I can come up with some other species for you.

  4. tracy sardelli Says...

    On April 27, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    very interesting read, pity about the marmot & polar bear.

  5. Emily Says...

    On May 20, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    so whut are you thinking you will never get eney people to bay your things if you don’t have Kingdom hearts on this website!

  6. Emily Says...

    On May 20, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Im doing a report on Canada to!

  7. erty Says...

    On October 5, 2009 at 7:21 am

    i lav u more tan jelly tots

  8. Shira Says...

    On March 1, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Like your website alot! Provided great straight forward info.
    Suggestion: I would try to put more info. on each animal AND a few more animals
    I luv it keep going….

  9. person with hair Says...

    On May 27, 2010 at 8:42 am

    hey, thanks for the info, i have to wright a report on canada, so thanks!!!

  10. kellee mcintyre Says...

    On June 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Polar bears don’t live ONLY in canada. The range includes the territory of five nations: Denmark (Greenland), Norway (Svalbard), Russia, the United States (Alaska) and Canada

  11. Carlos Says...

    On October 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    the bear that is found only in canada is named Kermod Bear or The Spirit Bear.it is only found on British Columbia’s north coast.

  12. julian Says...

    On November 27, 2011 at 12:03 am

    i like learning about canada animals

  13. maranda Says...

    On December 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    hey i am doing something for school and i need an animal in canada

  14. maranda Says...

    On December 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks a lot for ur help and i love this wedsite it made me wont to lern more about Canada thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

  15. brandon Says...

    On March 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    then whare is the beaver,canadian geese(e.t.c)

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