Sirmilik National Park of Canada

Other Wildlife

Wildlife, other than polar bears, may also pose hazards.

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  • Foxes and wolves can carry rabies. Do not allow them to approach you. Be especially suspicious if wildlife appears "friendly" or "tame".
  • Birds and wildlife are inquisitive and opportunistic. They will scavenge food left out and caches that are not securely stashed. Make sure food and garbage is securely stored.

As a general rule keep a safe distance from all wildlife and remember that it is illegal to touch, feed or entice wildlife by holding out foodstuffs in a national park.