Woodland Caribou

Rangifer tarandus Caribou in British Columbia, though diverse, are all classified as woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus). Caribou are actually what many people recognize as “reindeer”. The caribou in […]

White-Tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus The white-tailed deer is a medium sized deer that is widely distributed across North America. This species of deer is named for the white underside of […]

Mountain Goat

Oreamnos americanus The mountain goat is a hoofed, even-toed mammal of the order Artiodactyla, which includes species such as cattle, deer, antelope, camels, sheep, giraffes, and hippopotamuses. While […]

Moose

Alces alces The word moose is thought to have come from the Algonquian word “mus” or “moos” and means eater of twigs. Today there are about one million […]

Elk

Cervus canadensis After the moose, the elk is the second largest species of cervidae (deer) in the world. Elk prefer woodland, coniferous forests and forest-edge habitat, feeding on […]

Dall’s Sheep

Ovis dalli About 100,000 years ago the ancestors of the wild sheep of North America crossed the Bering “Land Bridge” that once connected what is now North West […]

Black-Tailed Deer

Odocoileus hemionus Black-tailed deer are the most widely distributed members of the deer family. It is a popular game animal that resides in temperate coniferous forests along the […]

Bighorn Sheep

Ovis Canadensis This wild sheep from the Bovidae family, called the bighorn sheep or Ovis canadensis, has a long and rich history in North America. Bighorns have been […]