The range of Canadian animals is so broad, that I can only cover part of the many exotic wildlife found in the Canadian wilderness. Apart from Swans (covered separately), a small portion of the most exciting animals of Canada, including mammals, birds and sea life, are described in the following pages to give you some idea about Canadian wildlife.
Let's start with some of the animals found in the Canadian Arctic. As we all may know by now, some of the Arctic animals species are in danger due to the melting of the ice-caps. The one raising the most concern is the Polar Bear. Some of the amazing Canadian animals found in the Arctic are the following:
Some of the Canadian animals roaming about in the Canadian wilderness sometimes even wander off into the backyards of people! Some even break into stores and restaurants. They may be dangerous wildlife, like the Black Bear, or cute wildlife, such as the Deer. This is a sign that human development is taking over their natural habitat, which is why they are lost sometimes. Here is a small sample of Canada's omnivores, carnivores and herbivores:
Some of the tiny Canadian animals or critters found here are the following:
Ah, whale-watching should be an absolute must for anyone visiting Canada! Canada's three oceans, the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Arctic Ocean, are full of these magical beasts. Canada's marine life, aside from 230 species of fish, includes the following mammals and turtles:
There is an enormous amount of bird species (462) found amongst Canadian animals, of which 362 species are found in British Columbia and 318 species appear regularly in Ontario.
The birds I'd like to give a special mention to, aside from the Swans, are the following:
On the list of extirpated, threatened and endangered animals are quite a number of animals, but here is only a sample of the Canadian animals on that list:
For in-depth information on all Canadian wildlife, see this Hinterland Who's Who website; you'll find a sea of information and fact sheets on all of the species found in Canada. Another resourceful website is the Canadian Wildlife Federation.