Toronto’s urban wildlife is incredibly diverse, with thousands of unique species calling this city home. Our parks, green spaces, and ravines provide an ideal habitat for many animals including coyotes, foxes, raccoons, deer, skunks, opossums, squirrels and more than 300 species of birds.

It’s very normal to encounter wild animals in the city. It’s important to keep a safe distance as they can bite, scratch, or potentially transmit diseases such as rabies to people and pets. We encourage you to learn more about their behaviour and how to co-exist peacefully so that sharing our space is safe and enjoyable for all.

If you come across an animal that appears to be sick or injured, please report it to 311.


Learn how to deter coyotes and keep your pets safe.


Learn how to prevent conflict with foxes and more.


Find out about canine distemper in raccoons and more.


Find out what to do after a skunk sprays and more.


Learn how to squirrel proof your home and more.

Feeding Wildlife

Learn why feeding wildlife can be harmful to both animals and the community.

Ethical Wildlife Photography

Tips for photographing wildlife in the city.

Wildlife Proof Your Home and Lawn

Essential tips to help you protect your home and lawn.

Wildlife Trapping

Learn about regulations for the removal of wildlife.