Wildlife in Yoho National Park
There is an abundance of wildlife in Yoho National Park which you may catch a glimpse of during your visit. Large mammals are often the most impressive animals to see, but those with a keen eye will be rewarded by the multitude of small mammals, birds, and insects that make Yoho National Park their home. The best times to see animals are early in the morning, or later in the evening.
- The Pika builds its home in the many rock piles of Yoho National Park. This small adorable animal spends the summer foraging vegetation to form a 'hay pile' for the winter ahead. Their ‘hay pile’ allows them to remain active underneath the snow during the winter months, as Pikas do not hibernate.
- The Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel is frequently found along Yoho's rocky trails.
Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel
- The Rufous Hummingbird is often heard before being seen as it streaks past hikers with brightly coloured clothing.
- The only amphibian found in the high mountains of Yoho. It is a rare treat to spot this beautifully colour toad.