Top 10 Most Beautiful Animals in Canada


The Top Ten

1 Northern Gannet Northern Gannet

Since I live in South Central Minnesota, and have travelled extensively in my State and some in Canada, I would expect to be familiar with some of these beautiful animals. This Gannet is impressive, but I'm only familiar with them through nature programs. - Ned964

2 Tundra Swan Tundra Swan

Although I'm sure they must migrate through Minnesota, I don't remember seeing these other than in captivity. - Ned964

3 Northern Cardinal Northern Cardinal The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, more.

These of course are plentiful here. They visit my birdfeeder daily, and follow the pecking order with the Blue jays this time of year. - Ned964

4 Common Loon Common Loon

Plentiful. Especially in the North Central and Northern regions of the State. - Ned964

5 Red Fox Red Fox The red fox, largest of the true foxes, has the greatest geographic range of all members of the Carnivora family, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.

Plentiful. Have made a nice comeback Statewide, and can even be found in the outer reaches of the MPLS/St. Paul Metro area. - Ned964

6 Snowy Owl Snowy Owl

A rare sight for my eyes, I've seen maybe 2 in the wild. Minnesota is supposed to have a good amount of this cool hunter. - Ned964

7 Blue Jay Blue Jay The Blue Jay (Latin name 'Cyanocitta Cristata') is a passerine bird in the Corvidae family . It's also known as a 'Jaybird' and it's name comes from it's noisy nature . It is native to North America and is in most of eastern and central US although some go to to other countries . Breeding populations more.

For some reason, I only saw them by a water source in my youth, but they are certainly plentiful now. They're cool, but the local avian population freaks whenever their about. - Ned964

8 Horse Horse The horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae, and can be tamed, bred, and trained, as a mount.

No wild herds that I'm aware of. Many domestic throughout the State. My daughters both adore Horses. - Ned964

9 Bald Eagle Bald Eagle

Probably the single biggest success story in the State. From being incredibly rare in my youth, they are plentiful Statewide now. - Ned964

10 Caribou Caribou

What a cool animal. No Caribou here, unless it's a coffee shop. - Ned964

The Contenders

11 Common Eider Common Eider

Never seen this guy. - Ned964

12 Cougar Cougar The cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.

Very, very rare here. I've only heard of them being in the State. Never even seen a track. - Ned964

13 Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever

Lots of these around. One of the best breeds for Minnesota's bizarre weather patterns. - Ned964

14 Polar Bear Polar Bear The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.

Saw them at the Zoo. Whould very much like to observe them in the wild. - Ned964

15 Orca Orca The killer whale or orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member.
16 Wolverine Wolverine The wolverine, Gulo gulo, also referred to as the glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae.
17 Arctic Fox Arctic Fox The Arctic fox, also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome.
18 Grizzly Bear Grizzly Bear The grizzly bear less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown bear.
19 Canadian Lynx Canadian Lynx
20 Badger Badger Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels and wolverines.
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