American badger (Taxidea taxus jeffersonii)

American Badger jeffersonii subspecies

You can find the jeffersonii subspecies throughout western North America, from California north to southern B.C. and east to Colorado. In Canada, only a few hundred remain, in the grasslands and dry forests of B.C.’s interior.
Microbats huddled together


These small, brown-haired bats typically weigh about as much as a toonie or loonie. Bats eat insects and can play an important role in getting rid of some bugs that are considered as pests in forestry and agriculture.
Ord’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii)

Ord’s Kangaroo Rat

In southern Alberta, one of the province's most endangered animals is gradually, inexorably dwindling away due to habitat fragmentation. It is not a direct relative of the invasive brown rat and doesn’t spread disease or harm crops.
Swift fox (Vulpes velox)

Swift Fox

Smaller than a housecat, this is one of the tiniest foxes in the world. Wildlife Preservation Canada began working with the swift fox in the mid-1990s, when we helped establish a small, self-sustaining population.
Vancouver island marmot (Marmota vancouverensis)

Vancouver Island Marmot

The Vancouver Island marmot is Canada’s most endangered mammal and one of the rarest mammals in the world. Although conservation breeding and reintroduction programs have given this species a fighting chance, it continues to teeter on the brink of extinction.