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Park visitors looking for a photo op putting themselves and wildlife in danger

Taking selfies with grizzly bears, feeding black bears on the side of the highway and approaching elk during mating season — those are just a few examples of visitors getting dangerously close to wildlife in Alberta’s mountain parks. 842 more words

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Wolves close popular area as they hunt around Banff townsite

An area near the Banff townsite has been closed to the public after wolves were spotted feasting on an elk about 20 metres off the popular Fenland Loop trail. 669 more words

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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) - Elk

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) – Elk – unknown date – via Wikimedia

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Wild Things: Elk rut starts in Banff National Park

It’s that time of year again — elk mating season has begun in Banff National Park.

In an information bulletin released this week, officials reminded residents and visitors that the elk rut is currently underway. 182 more words

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Wild Apples and Deer

The wild apple trees are loaded this year! It’s a bumper crop of fruit that will feed wildlife, especially deer, for several months and help sustain them through the winter. 211 more words

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Michael Murray: An evolution in how we think about animals

My wife and I have the head of an African impala mounted on the wall over our fireplace. It was a gift from my brother-in-law, who was careful to make sure all the ethics were in order when he presented it to us. 547 more words


The Llama and the Sheep

At half past noon, beneath the moon,

Sat a llama and a sheep,

Who passed the time by drinking wine,

And talking in their sleep, 84 more words