Many special animals live in the cooler climates of Canada, including the Canadian Goose. These wetland waterfowl typically weigh 1.1 to 8 kilograms, depending on which of the 11 species of Canadian Goose they fall into. They migrate south in the cold winter months, and are famous for flying in a "V' pattern as a flock. A fun fact about these animals is that they typically nest year after year in the exact same place that their parents nested.
Another interesting Canadian native is the moose, which live near lakes, streams, in forests, and on mountain hillsides. Believe it or not, the moose is a member of the deer family, and is the largest animal of this type. Despite being huge at an average of 350-400 kg, the moose is a great swimmer. In order to eat plants at the bottom of a lake, and to cool off, a moose is able to dive 5.5 metres or more!
An animal resembling a huge housecat is the Canadian Lynx. Do not be fooled by its deceptive appearance, as this sneaky predator is a very territorial animal. You can catch a glimpse of a Canadian Lynx in forested areas, in dens under fallen trees, and in thick bushes. The males live a solitary lifestyle, and are only with the female of their species to mate. Unfortunately, these animals are sought after for their fur, and there are less and less of them each day.
While visiting the nature rich country of Canada, one can also view walruses, wolverines
, polar bears
, caribou, the artic fox, the Atlantic puffin
, and so much more. Canada has breathtaking views, amazing animals, and is a great place to see nature in all its beauty.