Powerful fore-ends with dark distinctive shaggy fur are much broader than hind quarters. Bison have long relatively narrow bodies. Both males and females have horns although male’s are larger. Prefer grasslands and prairie but can also be found in wooded areas in some National Parks. Usually found in groups or herds. Nomadic by nature but […]
Big sheep typically brown in color with white hind quarters. Sometimes confused with Dall’s Sheep but found in different ranges. Male horns are up to four times longer than the short blunt horns on females. Slight color change occurs during an annual springtime molt.
Large wild sheep species of British Columbia, Yukon, NW Territory and Alaska. Very good on treacherous terrain. Typically smaller than Bighorn Sheep and found further north although their ranges converge in Western Canada. Typically white or pale gray in color. Males and females are not typically together outside of the rutting season.
Larger than mule deer but smaller than moose, this member of the deer family has dark fur around neck and head with lighter fur from shoulders to hind legs. Antlers are pointier than moose and they are paler in color. Elk tend to travel in herds of several hundred sometimes divided by sex.
Gray to brown mid-sized pig like mammals with coarse bristle like hair and a lighter colored banding or collared effect around neck. They have very short tails and make a wide variety of sounds. Distinct characteristics are three toes instead of four and a unique stomach system from pigs.
Moose are the largest member of the deer family and have distinct wide palmate antlers. They also have long heads and noses and can have a beard-like tuft under their neck called a dew-flap. Typically a rich dark brown in color but variations exist. Commonly found in cold regions they do not perspire and cannot […]
Common deer species found throughout western North America. Mule Deer have larger ears, antlers and bodies than most White-Tailed Deer but smaller less pronounced tails and local populations can be smaller along the pacific coast. Where habitats overlap, Mule Deer prefer drier climates than Whitetails. Females are smaller and do not have antlers while males […]
Muskox are very unique ungulates found only in the most northern cold climates of North America. They appear quite large from their broad humped shoulders and long dreadlock-like wool hair. Both males and females have horns which are not shed. They require extremely cold climates with brief cool summers in order to survive.