Wildlife and you

Wildlife and you

Tips on how to live with Calgary's wildlife.

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

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.

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.

Tell us about it

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

What about Coyotes

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

Wildlife Maps

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

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