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Saskatchewan Animals

Legislative Building

Legislative Building

Location: Regina, Saskatchewan

Located on the edge of beautiful Wascana Lake, the Legislative Building is one of Regina’s most recognizable landmarks. Historical tours of this Beaux-Arts style building are offered in both English and French, 362 days a year.

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Location: Saskatchewan

The burrowing owl owes its name to its habit of nesting in holes in the ground. Unlike most owls, it is often active during the day. It also boasts longer legs than most owls, which allow it to move quickly along the ground, giving it the unique ability to both run and fly.

Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs

Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs

Location: Saskatchewan

Black-tailed prairie dogs were once one of the most abundant animals in North America; today, their population has diminished by nearly 95%. Prairie dogs live in complex underground tunnel networks that typically have several entrances and even specific rooms used for sleeping, storing food, and eliminating waste.

Pronghorn

Pronghorn

Location: Saskatchewan

Recognizable by its unique horns, the pronghorn is one of the fasted land animals in the world – second only to the cheetah. An adult can reach speeds of nearly 86 kilometres an hour, and new babies can outrun a human within only a few days of being born.

Plains Bison

Plains Bison

Location: Saskatchewan

According to the World Wildlife Fund, no other species on earth has declined in number as quickly as the plains bison. Weighing up to nearly 2,000 pounds, these majestic creatures can move their heavy bodies quite fast, reaching speeds of up to 65 kilometres per hour.

Blue-Eyed Darner

Blue-Eyed Darner

Location: Saskatchewan

The blue-eyed darner dragonfly’s hallmark feature is its bright blue eyes. Its abundant population can be found throughout North America and as far south as Central America. Blue-eyed darners can grow up to 2.5 to 2.75 inches in length, and typically live near lakes, ponds, and marshes.

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk

Location: Saskatchewan

The red-tailed hawk is the most common species of hawk in North America. It can often be seen perched high above the ground on telephone poles or in trees scanning for prey, or soaring above open fields. The most famous red-tailed hawk is named “Pale Male” – he has resided in New York City since 1991.