Language of Love

Language of Love

Language of Love 15 minute read and listen – With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we all have love on the brain… at least us humans do. Here at the Preserve the ungulates have already gone through their respective courtship rituals back in the fall....
The Antler and Breeding Cycle Featuring Moose

The Antler and Breeding Cycle Featuring Moose

The Antler and Breeding Cycle Featuring Moose 10 minute read – Deer species are hoofed, ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. The primary deer species in the Yukon include: Moose –  the largest of the species; Caribou, Elk and Mule and White-tailed...
Playful Prey

Playful Prey

Playful Prey 6 minute read – As many of us know from watching our dogs, cats, or children at home, young animals love to play and they play often. Play behaviour has been observed in many mammals and even in reptiles1Burghardt, G. M. (2015). Play in fishes,...
The Life of a Mule Deer

The Life of a Mule Deer

The Life of a Mule Deer 7 minute read –  Watching how an animal behaves in its natural environment and towards other individuals has always been fascinating to me, but I could never have predicted that I would find myself crawling around the open prairie...
Swipe Right (for Antlers)

Swipe Right (for Antlers)

Swipe Right (for Antlers) Only animals in the deer (or cervid) family grow antlers. That includes elk, deer, moose and caribou. Animals like Bison, Sheep and Goats are part of a different family and grow horns, not antlers. We’ll tackle that in another video/post! ...