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Surprising Facts About Canada’s Wildlife

What should be a mutually beneficial relationship is fast turning into a one-sided destructive association with the natural environment coming out the loser. In the long run though, mankind will also lose if the relationship progresses as is without being checked. The signs are already there: fast depleting food sources, climate change and the disappearance of many species of flora and fauna.

Canada’s Wildlife- Wow Features

Canada’s wildlife population is among the most diverse in the world. We often take its magnificence for granted. But when we do take the time to appreciate nature for what it truly is and appreciate its many gifts, we never cease to be amazed. Here are a few interesting facts about Canada’s wildlife that humane wildlife control experts wished we all knew, appreciated and would remember when we consider actions that may harm the natural environment.

The beaver has been a Canadian icon for a long time.

  • Canada has them all. From the largest animal on earth, the Blue Whale which can weigh up to 132 tonnes and grow as long as 27m; to the tiny Calliope Hummingbird which weighs just about 2.5g and grows to just about 7cm long.
  • The Calliope Hummingbird isn’t the only remarkably tiny animal residing in Canada. The Pygmy shrew, the smallest mammal in North America, is also native to Canadian. Weighing in at about 12.4g, this small critter has mouse and mole-like features.
  • The largest rodent in Canada is the beaver. Now you probably already know that the beaver is featured on the back of Canada’s nickel and is widely used as a sign of Canadiana. But did you also know that the beaver gained official status as a national symbol on March 24 in 1975?
  • Canada’s most fascinating and terrifying predator is perhaps the Peregrine falcon, a bird that can swoop down at speeds upwards of 300km per hour to snatch up its prey. No need to wonder how this efficient hunter earned its reputation as the fastest bird in the world!
  • Amazing Canadian wildlife features are not restricted to animal life only. Check out the Cheewhat Giant, a 56m high western red cedar tree which stands in British Columbia’s Pacific Rim National park and is officially recognized as Canada’s tallest tree. As you would imagine, hugging this tree would be quite a feat as it is over 6m in diameter!
  • Where can we find the largest concentration of snakes in the world? In Manitoba’s Narcisse Wildlife Management Area of course! The area provides hibernation sites for over 70,000 snakes! If you’re squeamish about snakes… better stay away.

Raccoons are very common in most Canadian cities.

Preserve, Save, Restore and Protect

Such a unique and diverse plant and animal life collection must be protected and preserved for many reasons. Chief among these are the roles they play in human survival and the fact that by their very existence, they make life on earth more exciting and interesting.

Why should we let such beautiful gifts slip through our fingers? Is the inconvenience we suffer when nature invades so bad that we must destroy nature? Humane wildlife control provides an avenue for people and nature to coexist as harmoniously as possible. Contact Skedaddle today to learn more about our commitment to the conservation of our countries beautiful and awe inspiring wildlife.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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