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Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Terry Parker
Photo Credit: Terry Parker
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham

Archive for the ‘Wild Wildlife’ Category

Wildlife Viewing Changes on the Thelon, Burnside and Others

Caribou by the thousand were almost guaranteed! The sweet spot each year was June 19. That was the date for beginning an arctic Burnside River trip with the best chance of viewing large numbers of migrating caribou. They would be returning from calving on the east side of Bathurst inlet, accompanied by wolves, grizzlies, foxes […]

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Neil’s Cool Wilderness Links

Conservation and Science Future Arctic Field Notes from a World on the Edge by Edward Struzik is a landmark and readable piece on the multitude of real and mostly profound changes occurring in the north due to climate change. Ed is an award winning science journalist and past participant of our expeditions. Bill McKibben, author […]

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Memorable Wildlife Sighting

It was 1985 and Neil Hartling was on an upriver Nahanni trek, following in the footsteps on Raymond Patterson, author of Dangerous River. In the midst of that arduous journey was one of his most memorable wildlife sightings. The story is on the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society web site celebrating the 50th anniversary of CPAWS. Follow the […]

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Rare Wolverine Family Video

Check out photographer Lance Goodwin’s time lapse photography of a wolverine family cleaning up a winter killed moose. Watch for the cameo appearances of a wolf and raven!

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Rock Climbing Bears

This mother and cub perform amazing moves scaling a rock wall above the river. Will baby bear make it???  

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Muskox: Cute, Cuddly and Powerful

These long haired, prehistoric looking mop-tops are a heard animal that generally appears lovingly docile. But check out the power displayed in this Animal Planet video clip! We often have a chance to admire muskox on the Firth, Horton and Burnside Rivers.

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Nahanni National Park – Grizzly Bear Trail Camp Clip

This is excellent footage showing a grizzly at a rubbing tree, leaving hair and scent. Biologist Dr. John Weaver used DNA from grizzly hair samples to gain amazing data about the bears of Nahanni National Park. For more information about the Nahanni National Park bear, see this PDF.

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