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Concerns regarding wildlife

Because our city is located close to the Rocky Mountains, Kananaskis Country and Fish Creek Provincial Park Calgarians may encounter wildlife in our communities.

Calgarians are reminded that wildlife can be dangerous and not to approach them or feed wildlife under any circumstances. Homeowners are asked to secure garbage, pet food and eliminate other potential food sources such as pet waste, that may attract wildlife.

Who should you call regarding wildlife?

If bears, moose or cougars are spotted within Calgary, call 911 immediately.

Call Alberta Fish and Wildlife at 403-297-6423 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday or 1-800-642-3800 after hours if you have a problem with:

  • Badgers
  • Deer
  • Wolves
  • Other large wildlife

Deer

If left alone, deer pose minimal risk to the public. Citizens are advised:

  • To reduce speed in areas frequented by deer.
  • If deer are not trapped by fence, they are generally able to find an escape route
  • If deer appear to be injured, yet are still mobile, their likelihood of survival is high.
  • If deer are injured and not mobile (for example they are laying down), call Alberta Fish and Wildlife at 403-297-6423 or 1-800-642-3800 (after hours).
  • Young deer may appear to be orphaned, but should be left alone. Often they are hidden, while the parents forage for food.

Contact your local pest control company if you have a problem with:

  • Wasps
  • Crows
  • Gophers
  • Magpies
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupines
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Seagulls
  • Skunks
  • Squirrels

Coyotes and rats within city limits

In an emergency situation where there is immediate danger, call 911.

For non-emergency situations and to report coyote and rat sightings, please call Animal & Bylaw Services at 311 (from within Calgary) or 268-CITY (2489) (from outside Calgary).

Livestock within city limits

To report livestock on the loose, call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

For concerns regarding bats, please call 403-295-6227