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Tips on how to live with Calgary's wildlife and how to report it.

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Wildlife and you

Tips on how to live with Calgary's wildlife and how to report it.


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 dependent 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.

What About Coyotes?

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

Coyote Information​​​​​​​​


Tell us about it

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

Report wildlife


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Please let nature be wild. Don’t approach or feed wildlife.

Calgary has nature on our doorstep. The Rocky Mountains, Kananaskis Country and Fish Creek Provincial Park mean our city is lucky to have wildlife in our communities and our backyards.

Wildlife: who to call

Emergency (where there is immediate danger): Call 9-1-1

If there is a direct risk to public safety, play it safe. Call 911.

Non-emergency (sightings or concerns):
  • Call 3-1-1 or report online.
  • Alberta Environment and Parks, Fish & Wildlife
    • (403) 297-6423
    • 1-800-642-3800 (after hours line)

The City tries to create a balance between wildlife and conserving nature in Calgary, and encourages all Calgarians to do the same.

Contact a pest control company for concerns with:

  • Bats
  • Crows
  • Gophers
  • Magpies
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupines
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Seagulls
  • Skunks
  • Squirrels
  • Wasps
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Livestock within city limits

Call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line: 403-266-1234

There is a dead animal on a road.

Injured Wildlife: what do I do?

Large wildlife (bears, moose, deer and cougars):
  • Alberta Fish and Wildlife: (403) 297-6423 or 1-800-642-3800
Injured coyotes:
Small wildlife (babies, birds, other animals):

Wildlife Maps

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

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