Prairie

Elk

Willingly coming closer to vehicles to get some carrots, it is a large Quebecer deer. The wapiti, known under the name of Elk by the North American Anglophones, is a herbivore mammal from the deer family. The name wapiti is actually a North-American deer subspecies (Cervus elaphus) which the natural range covers Europe and North […]

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Red deer

Red deer: It is the European cousin of the wapiti in a smaller size, but its antlers can have more than 20 points. In the spring, the antlers of the males grow covered with velvet that will fall off in August and September revealing the bones.  After which the antlers fall each year between January […]

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White-tailed deer

Commonly called “deer” in Canada, it is way smaller than the red deer (0,90m at the shoulder). Its tail, relatively longer, is white underneath. The antlers of the males point forward. The breeding happens in autumn and the births between the end of May and June. The number of fawns, generally 2, may go up […]

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Fallow deer

They are part of the deer family and of average size (length 130-150 cm, height at the shoulder 110 cm) and can weigh up to 100 kg. Their antlers are flat, have a white spotted coat (but sometimes brown or black) and black and white spots on their bottom. The female does not carry antlers. […]

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Coyote

This smart and playful canid covers a vast territory in North America. It has finer lines than the wolf. Its body is also punier. It has a black long slender muzzle and broad pointy ears. The coyote lives with its family that is generally composed of 3 to 7 young plus the couple. The family […]

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Red Fox

This mammal, which has a red coat, a fine muzzle and a long bushy tail, is widespread all over the world. We can indeed find it in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and North Africa. It is omnivore but mostly consumes meat, like small mammals. When it wants to store food, it buries or hides […]

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Wild turkey

Coming from the South-East of the United States, the South of Ontario and from Mexico, the wild turkey now occupies a vast territory. Its bare-headed skin is blue or purple in both sexes. The colour of their plumage is greenish-bronze with coppery and golden highlights. The male has a red snood and a beard that […]

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Bison

were once on the brink of extinction with the West conquest and the railway construction (around 1870-1880), where the killing of bisons was a large-scale economic enterprise but also a strategy to starve the Indians. Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody) was one of the greatest bison hunters. This unending hunt at the end of the […]

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