Wildlife safety

Quttinirpaaq National Park

Wildlife in Quttinirpaaq has little exposure to humans and may therefore not be afraid of you. As a general rule, keep a safe distance from all wildlife and remember that it is illegal to touch, feed or entice wildlife with food items in a National Park.

Foxes and wolves can carry rabies. In this park, they are not used to people and may approach you because they are curious. Do not let them get too close.

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.

Muskoxen have been known to charge people when they feel threatened. Please keep your distance.

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