Grasslands & Boreal Forest

The Grasslands & Boreal Forest section features a variety of animal species native to North America. These animals are very adaptable to the extremes of our climate, from the hot sunny days of summer to our cold, blustery Winnipeg winters.

Canada’s boreal region stretches 10,000 continuous kilometers across the country’s breadth — its size rivals even that of the Amazon rain forest! As one of the world’s greatest remaining forests, the boreal provides an important haven for the many creatures that inhabit its vast canopy, lakes and wetlands.



American Bison (Bison bison)
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
American Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Cougar (Puma concolor)
Canadian Lynx (Lynx canadensis)
Grey Wolf (Canis lupus)
Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus)
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) **
Stone’s Sheep (Ovis dalli stonei)


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) *
Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) *
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) *
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) **

*not on exhibit in winter
**currently off exhibit

Grasslands & Boreal Forest Photo Gallery

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