Wildlife

© Junji Takasago, Wildlife Photographer of the Year

See the best wildlife photos of the year before they arrive at the ROM

A showcase of the best works from the 58th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards arrives at the Royal Ontario Museum this weekend
(Illustration by Natasha Donovan)

Ts’eketi, the 100-year-old B.C. sturgeon that’s here to save her species

Deep in British Columbia’s Nechako River, the eggs of one ancient mama fish might be among the last hope for these endangered sturgeon
Doctor’s hand next to the gigantic wolf track he came across a few years ago; he estimated the wolf itself could be as long as eight feet, head to tail Courtesy of Ron Doctor)

One giant paw-print stirs an age-old debate: how big can a wolf be?

A man in the Northwest Territories spotted giant wolf tracks, 7½ inches long. Anything longer than 5½ inches is Amarok territory—the legendary lupine of Inuit folklore.
A few of the young kits at Woodbine Beach in Toronto; when passersby began taking selfies with the animals, a local wildlife centre intervened (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star/Getty Images)

The tale of Toronto’s boardwalk foxes

Stories of wildlife spreading out into human spaces were common during the unprecedented global coronavirus lockdown. Here’s what happens when the humans come back.
North American cats kill billions of birds every year (Jena Ardell/Getty Images)

Why pet people are the animal lovers that wildlife needs

Author Peter Christie urges pet owners to extend their love to increasingly vulnerable non-domestic creatures
Joeys recover at Steve Garlick and Rosemary Austen's home, that they have converted into Kangaroo recovery facility. (Photograph by Jen Osborne)

A kangaroo rescue offers sanctuary in the wake of the Australian wildfires

Possumwood Wildlife Recovery and Research Centre has handmade pouches to hold joeys and second-hand lounge chairs for kangaroos with limited mobility
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How a runt wolf from Canada became a hero

A new book tells the story of the greatest wolf who ever lived, and the one greater than him
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Canada can still save these animals—but the odds are long

WWF-Canada puts the country on notice: Owls, killer whales and caribou need our help badly right now
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How a pesky peacock invasion is dividing a Surrey, B.C. neighbourhood

Nature’s most beautiful bird or a car-attacking menace? Peafowl are causing conflict among residents.
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The story of the lost leatherback turtle of East Bay, N.S.

It was the first concrete evidence of the leatherback in the Bras d’Or. Experts say her ’third eye’ led the creature astray—and eventually to an icy death