There are forty seven species of mammals that call Algonquin Park “home”. The world-renowned park includes 7,725 square km of mixed coniferous and deciduous forest. On our latest tracking weekend, we observed the tracks and sign of Algonquin wildlife living along the shores of Lake Sasejewun near the Wildlife Research Centre.
|Bear feeding on sedges|
|Bear Cub Track|
On the paddle back to the station, we found the bones of a moose calf on the shore and signs of wolf feeding and rolling. We learned that the wolves took five days to find the dead moose calf and two days to eat it. This led to questions about how many wolves are in the park and where is the nearest rendezvous site?