Mammals
Mammals

Mammals

Northern Myotis

The “Myotis septentrionalis” or more popularly the northern long-eared bat has been observed as an endangered species throughout the country. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has categorized this bat species as Near Threatened.

As examined with other such mammals in the Myotis genus, northern long-eared bats are characterized by their long ears. They are usually spotted east of British Columbia in Southern Canada.

Since 2014, their numbers have eventually and rapidly decreased alongside little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) and tri-colored bat (Perimyotis subflavus). Such a decline can be attributed to a fungus attacking them while in hibernation.

Ord’s Kangaroo Rat

Ord’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) is a predominant species throughout the United States, but within southern Alberta, the population of such species has dwindled dramatically. As a result, it is recently identified as critically endangered in Canada.

Much like a kangaroo, these rodents are gifted with big hind legs and feet, allowing them to leap as high as possible. Ord’s kangaroo rats are known for being nocturnal and thriving in dry and wide landscapes.

Immediate translocation is required for these mammals to survive longer.

Vancouver Island Marmot

As Canada’s most critically endangered creature, Vancouver Island marmots must be given emergent care as soon as possible. Additionally, they rank among the rarest mammals across the world.

The Vancouver Island marmot (Marmota vancouverensis) is a sociable member of the rodent family. They mostly reside in the high mountains of the island in which it is aptly named after, constructing burrows for giving birth or hibernating.

Consistent preservation breeding and reintroduction are among the vital steps needed to maintain their abruptly declining population.

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