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1 Mosquito, 2 Mosquito . . .

1 Mosquito, 2 Mosquito . . .

The Yukon is home to a wonderful array of biodiversity! During every season, the territory plays host to a dazzling range of wildlife both large and small from rare migratory birds to our hearty full-time megafauna. One group of creatures that really helps highlight the diversity that can be found in our territory is… the mosquito! I bet you didn’t see that coming.

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I Wish I Was as Tough as a Chickadee!

I Wish I Was as Tough as a Chickadee!

6 minute read - Banner image photo credit: Syd Cannings, iNaturalistGram for gram, there are few creatures in the North that have the endurance, temerity and constitution equal to a Boreal Chickadee. An iconic small bird of the north, this species lives its entire...

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Meet The North: The Gift that Keeps Giving!

Meet The North: The Gift that Keeps Giving!

Each of the last 2 years we have had the immense pleasure of connecting with northerners passionate about promoting local, connecting people and place and supporting the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Yukon's wildlife.  The team is back again this year with new, special...

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Carrots for the Critters

Carrots for the Critters

This territory is full of incredible people of the north and without a doubt Steve and Bonnie Mackenzie-Grieve are among them! Every year, the Yukon Grain Farm donates a giant bag of, often brightly coloured but not considered beautiful, vegetables to the Preserve and its critters. This year, 1000lbs or so of carrots came in.

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Thinhorn Mountain Sheep

Thinhorn Mountain Sheep

10 minute read - For a long time, it was believed that there are three distinct subspecies of thinhorn Mountain Sheep in North America each of these known as: Dall, Fannin and Stone. Each subspecies displayed different colouring of their coats where Dall would be pure...

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The Animals are Quite Fine Outside

The Animals are Quite Fine Outside

5 minute read -After a beautiful, drawn out fall (by Yukon standards), winter arrived in force at the end of October 2020. Record setting snowfall on November 2nd 2020 kicked winter into full gear. Shutdowns were widespread (including here at the Preserve). It was...

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A-Moosing Move

A-Moosing Move

Early on Thursday morning (October 22), during those chilly hours before we are open to the public, the Animal Care team successfully moved the little male moose calf; walking from his temporary off-display habitat to the public viewing area near our other 4 moose. Now you might be wondering how that happens, and safely

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Faces of the Preserve:  Maureen

Faces of the Preserve: Maureen

12 min read - It takes drive and passion to support a non-profit organization which works to be a living center of Yukon’s wildlife, with informed voices that speak for, and connect others to, the natural world. Who is the team making this happen? Meet Maureen. She’s...

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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 Deer which have migrated in from Alberta and British...

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Misunderstood Moose

Misunderstood Moose

5 min read - You have most likely heard the phrase “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, implying that captivating stories can be hidden behind bland book covers. Similarly, at one time or another many of us have been judged or have judged others based on their outward...

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Fall In to Autumn

Fall In to Autumn

5 minute read -  Autumn is a season of change! It’s the bridge which helps us transition from summer towards winter. What a beautiful bridge it is, with leaves blazing colour in vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow. Fireweed has flowered and the leaves are crimson....

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Annual Report for 2019-20

Annual Report for 2019-20

Contents About the Preserve in 2019-20 President's Report Executive Director's Report Ex-Officio Report Master Plan Project Update Operations Report Animal Care Report Wildlife Rehabilitation Report Visitors Services Report Education and Programing Report More on...

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