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Let’s keep the wild in wildlife

Author: Travel Alberta

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Colleen Gara @colleengaraphoto

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Alberta is home to 587 species of wildlife, including elk, moose, bighorn sheep, bears, bison, cougar and wolf. While it’s a thrill for any traveler to see such animals in the wild, a special responsibility is required to keep both humans and wildlife safe during such encounters. 

Never attempt to approach, feed or harass any wild animal. When on foot, keep a safe distance – at least 100 m (more than 300 ft). Most animals will avoid you if they can hear you coming. Stay in your vehicle when viewing animals along roadways. 

For more safety tips, see the documents below. 

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