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Calgary's Wildlife





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Calgary's Wildlife

Calgary has a diversity of wildlife that make the city their home.

Report Wildlife Concerns


Calgary is extremely lucky to share our city with many types of wildlife. Our diverse and varied wildlife has many benefits to Calgarians:

  • supports healthy, vibrant ecosystems
  • increases resiliency to and recovery of natural challenges like pest outbreaks or extreme weather events
  • gives better quality of life for Calgarians

Remember: wild animals are best enjoyed from a distance and left alone.


What About Coyotes?

Coyotes are common in Calgary. Learn more about living with coyotes.

Coyote Information​​​​​​​​

Sharing a city: people and wildlife together

Here's some quick tips on living with (and enjoying) Calgary's wildlife:

  • Do not feed wildlife. They become dependant on it, and learn habits that can harm them or cause conflicts with people.
  • Stay on designated City trails and pathways.
  • Keep your distance when you spot wildlife. Giving them room reduces the chance of conflict.
  • Always keep your pets leashed and under control while in on-leash areas.
  • Pick up after your pet. Cleaning up waste helps keep your pet and wildlife healthy. It also reduces wildlife being attracted to the area by the food source.
  • Secure your property: remove any food, dispose of garbage and compost in bins, and put up barriers to keep animals from using your property as shelter.

Wildlife Spotings

See a bear, moose, cougar or an animal that may cause conflict?

Call Alberta Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-642-3800 (Report-a-Poacher).

Coyotes, bobcats or other smaller animals are usually not a threat in most circumstances. Give them space to do their thing.

Tell us about it

Let us know what you see. Wildlife sightings help us make better choices about land management.

Call 311 or submit an online SR.

Need more information? Contact Parks.

Wildlife Maps

Visit for information and maps on the wildlife found in Calgary.