Campbell River Land Mammals

Bears, Black Tailed Deer, Cougars (Mountain lions), Roosevelt Elk, Marmots and Racoons, Vancouver Island has an abundance of land mammals that inhabit the forests and mostly live in harmony with the local population.

Campbell River & Region Wildlife

Land Mammals of Campbell River Vancouver Island British Columbia

The wild and diverse landscape in the Campbell River region is home to a wild and diverse population of land mammals on Northern Vancouver Island, some you see, like the mighty Killer Whale and some are acutely elusive like the Mountain Lion.

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Vancouver Island Honey Bee (worth a mention)

Vancouver Island Honey Bee Campbell River BC Canada

Bee-keepers around the world are reporting declines of stocks of the bees for many years, largely caused because of agricultural practices and climate change and Vancouver Island is no exception, although the agricultural practices on the Island tend to lean toward organic farming.

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North American Beaver (disambiguation)

Beaver in the water Storie Creek Trail Campbell River Vancouver Island BC Canada

Beavers are considered semi aquatic and nocturnal. So it is difficult to get a glimpse of them, however they are abundant in the Campbell River region as witnessed by the number of dams and lodges they have constructed.

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Black-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Deer in the back yard Campbell River BC Vancouver Island Canada

If you were to stay up at night in any Campbell River neighbourhood and peer through the window, chances are you would see Black Tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) munching on the flowers in your garden or eating your prize vegetables.

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Cougar or Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

cougar Vancouver island Campbell River BC Canada

These are the largest of North American cats and Vancouver Island is known to have the largest population in the world. As beautiful as they are dangerous, Pumas can weigh up to 118 kilograms. Where can you find these cats?

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The North American Mink (Neovison vison)

mink on Vancouver island near campbell river

The North American Mink are found near water sources both in river estuaries and the ocean and area abundant on Vancouver Island and in the Campbell River region. From brown to black these amazingly skittish rodents make their home amongst the logs and rocks on the shorelines.

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Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Racoon Campbell river vancouver island

A distinctively attractive creature the Raccoon is another prolific species on Vancouver Island and in particular the urban centres around Campbell River. Territorial and family oriented these smart and wary creatures hide in dry culverts, under sheds and in tree stumps.

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Roosevelt Elk (Cervus Canadensis roosevelti)

Roosevelt elk menzies bay vancouver island

Roosevelt Elk are the largest Elk species in the world and Vancouver Island has one of the largest populations in the world. It is not uncommon to see a healthy herd of elk on the side of the logging road or in particular in the Sayward Valley.

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