At least 16 new bison babies were born this spring in the heart of Banff’s backcountry, bringing the herd’s total number to 66 animals. The little reds, as are they are nicknamed, were born from early May through early June, but Parks Canada’s bison team didn’t get a visual […]
Wolves, cougars and grizzly bears are putting a significant dent in Banff’s elk herds. A grizzly bear family took down a newborn calf on the Banff Springs Golf Course in early June, much to the surprise of a group of golfers on the second hole of the Stanley […]
Mother of rare, white-headed cub killed Sept. 3 by train, cubs presumed dead Wildlife experts say the death of a mother grizzly bear and her two cubs — including a rare blond-headed grizzly — in Banff National Park is a major loss to the population. Parks Canada has […]
A female black bear, who was found in a Banff bathroom, is now three and a half years old, and was photographed just three kilometres from where the cubs were released back into the wild in July 2018. To watch the video, click here.
Despite big budget cuts in Education and Health it is still good news for wildlife in Alberta, as a multi-million dollar wildlife overpass on the deadly Trans-Canada Highway east of Lac des Arcs is a step closer to reality. The government of Alberta allocated $20 million over four […]
Climate change is causing glaciers in Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon to retreat faster than at any time in history, threatening to raise water levels and create deserts, scientists say. Climate change is one of the key environmental concerns for 2019. David Hik, an ecology professor at Simon Fraser […]
Banff National Park now has free-roaming bison as an ambitious reintroduction project enters its next phase this week. “For me, this is a dream come true for any wildlife biologist,” project manager Karsten Heuer told reporters. WATCH THIS VIDEO Bison used to be abundant on the Great Plains, which stretch […]