On spring mornings in May and June, you have a very good chance of seeing
moose along Highway 60 which cuts across the south of the Park. At any time of year, it is a good idea to drive cautiously in
the park for your own protection as well as the moose's.
There are estimated to be 20,000 beavers in 4,500 colonies. Like humans,
beavers are able to significantly alter their environment. Usually, however,
beaver activity improves water quality.
River otters apparently survive the winter by using packets of air trapped
under the ice.
You are unlikely to see a fisher, but their presence has a negative effect on the
porcupine population in the park.
The Whiskey Jack
Common in the great north woods, this bird stays here year round. It survives by stashing seeds from
pine cones for later use when food is scarce. Can be found all across Canada except the southern Prairies.
This bird will eat just about anything given a chance! Apparently, the name "whiskey jack" originates
from the Cree "whiskejonish".