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8 Stunning Winter Wildlife of Whitehorse Yukon

Always wanted to see the infamous mountain goat and snow white arctic fox in person?Discover these mystical winter wildlife of Whitehorse Yukon.  Given the extreme cold conditions and constantly changing climate in the northern territory, occasionally you can also catch a brand new breed of wildlife that starts moving into the Yukon border.

Winter Wildlife in Whitehorse - Beautiful scenery and sky in the surroundings of the yukon wildlife reserve

Beautiful scenery and sky in the surroundings of the Yukon wildlife preserve

I did a lovely  tour conducted by Arctic Range Adventure around the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, which is the home to 13 different types of wildlife. The guide, Yuuri was a lovely friendly guide with informative stories about the animals in the preserve. He could speak in almost 5-6 different languages fluently, which was quite impressive and useful for all kinds of tourists.

Wildlife in Whitehorse I Sunny day in Whitehorse Yukon Wildlife Preserve, but I was freezing in the -20degrees cold

Sunny day in Whitehorse Yukon Wildlife Preserve, but I was freezing in the -20degrees cold

So introducing to you the following:

8 Stunning Winter Wildlife of Whitehorse Yukon

#1 Wood Bison

Wildlife in Whitehorse I Dark Brown wood Bisons munching away in their field when the bunch of hay arrived

Dark Brown wood Bisons munching away in their field when the bunch of hay arrived

#2 The Elegant Elk

Wildlife in Whitehorse I Lone curious elk walking on his own pass us to have a look at us strange humans

A lone curious elk walking on his own pass us to have a look at us strange humans. These pretty creatures drop and replace their horns throughout the year, and both the male and female elks grow antlers, even though the male ones are bigger.

#3 Mully Moose

Wildlife in Whitehorse I Lone female teenager moose in the field

A lone female teenager moose in the field, away from the rest of the adult Moose

Winter Wildlife of Whitehorse I Mr Mosse and the wooden cabin

Mr Mosse and the wooden cabin

Winter Wildlife of Whitehorse I Male Moose have lost one of his antlers during a fight

Male Moose have lost one of his antlers during a fight

#4 Snow White Arctic Fox

Adorable fluffy arctic fox completely blended into the snow

Adorable fluffy arctic foxes completely blended into the snow

#5 Cute Adorable Mule Deer

winter wildlife of whitehorse Adorable mule deer staring at us in bemusement

Adorable mule deer staring at us in bemusement. The baby mule deer is really sweet looking!

#6 Not-so-thin Thinhorn Sheep

Thinhorn sheep chilling at one corner of the fence. such big horns I didnt dare to get too close

A thinhorn sheep chilling at one corner of the fence. Such big strong looking horns that I didnt dare to get too close

#7 Mountain Goat ( My Favourite)

winter wildlife of whitehorse Pretty white mountain goat staring at me while in munches its food

Pretty white mountain goat staring at me while in munches its food. These creatures are known to be the best mountain/ alpine climbers in the world. Even with hooves!

winter wildlife of whitehorse- The perculiar looking but majestic snow rock mountain goat trotting along in his pen

The peculiar looking but majestic snow rock mountain goat trotting along in his pen. Looks like a man in a sheep disguise.

#8 Woodland Caribou, also commonly known as ‘Santa’s Reindeer’

Stunning sight of the Woodland Caribou with the sunset, or more commonly known name as Reindeer

Stunning sight of the Woodland Caribou with the sunset, or more commonly known name as Reindeer

winter wildlife of whitehorse - sunset in Whitehorse Yukon is truly stunning

Catching the sunset in Whitehorse Yukon is truly stunning

In summary, these are the main Winter Wildlife of Whitehorse I caught on camera, but you can also spot 4 other types of animals there, like the red fox, snowshoe hare, Canada lynx, squirrels and muskoxen as well. Read more details about all the animals in the preserve here.

Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a really lovely place to visit if you travel with young ones or are a winter wildlife animal lover. Furthermore, the bonus of this tour is that it ends off with a lovely visit to the Takhini Hotsprings just after sunset, so that you can soak your frozen tired bodies and enjoy the natural goodness of the Canadian hot springs. For more details on the Wildlife tour, please visit Arctic Range website to check out the rates and more visitor information.

To read more about the attractions in Yukon, discover dog sledding or do some aurora borealis sighting.

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