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about wolves, and even go for walks with them, at the Northern Lights Wolf Centre in Golden, B.C. At Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, park rangers organize "Wolf Howls" where you can imitate a howl, and hope to receive answering cries. BIG HOOFED ANIMALS Nothing sets the pulse beating like the sight of a large bull moose with enormous antlers stretching 1.8 m (6 ft.) across. The largest member of the deer family, moose are present in most forested wilderness areas. Adept swimmers, they are often seen in wetlands. Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland is an excellent viewing area all year. Bull moose can be aggressive, particularly during the autumn rut. Drive carefully in moose country, especially at night; moose encounters can cause serious damage. Once large herds of bison/buff alo thundered across the plains of North America providing livelihood for Indigenous Peoples, but they were hunted close to extinction during the 19 th and 20 th centuries. Since then they have made a partial recovery and herds can be viewed in Wood Buff alo National Park in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, as well as Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan, and in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. It is awe-inspiring, but rare, to see an immense herd of handsomely antlered caribou stretching far across the tundra. From late April to early May, Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge in Nunavut will take you to watch the migration of approximately 350,000 caribou. FOX KITS, SK • SHUTTERSTOCK/PICTUREGUY DEER, OMEGA PARK, QC • SHUTTERSTOCK/MARK BRUXELLE 41

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