Wildlife Articles

Muskox – I’m a Survivor!

Muskox – I’m a Survivor!

4 minute read - The muskox is an adaptable animal. In the face of climate change a generalist diet with a slow metabolism helped this species survive through the last ice age and to today while other megafauna, like woolly mammoths, went extinct. During Beringia there...

read more
Preparing for Winter – Adaption or Bust!

Preparing for Winter – Adaption or Bust!

10 min read -Some winters in the Yukon can be severe, and other years, they can be mild. Weather patterns are fickle and may change day by day. As the winter season may last for up to nearly six months, animals in the wild have several preparations to perform before...

read more
Why are red foxes so happy among us?

Why are red foxes so happy among us?

5.5 minute read. Red foxes are as familiar to any Yukoner as seeing their friend or colleague walking down the street. They are a welcome resident of Whitehorse, and most urban environments in Canada. Though many species numbers have declined since Europeans arrived...

read more
A Helping Hoof

A Helping Hoof

5 min read / photo essay - We do our best to provide large, safe habitats for all the Preserve's residents. But accidents still happen. One of the most common reasons you'll see an animal limping is due to sprains from Arctic Ground Squirrel holes. But, typically...

read more