Toronto is a healthy city, full of green space, including rivers and ravines, parks and forests. Many of the green spaces are connected, creating corridors for wild animals to travel through and preserving biodiversity in the city. It’s necessary to co-exist with wildlife because most residents in Toronto experience encounters with wild animals, especially those who live on or near ravines and other large naturalized areas. Since wild animals are part of our urban landscape, residents are encouraged to learn about the wildlife in their neighbourhood so that sharing space with them is safe and enjoyable. Healthy wild animals thrive in Toronto and should always be left alone. Unless they are sick or injured, wild animals don’t require any help or food from people and in fact, intervention by humans is often harmful. If you come across a wild animal that appears to be sick or injured, please contact 311.
For everyone’s safety, including wildlife, please do not view, feed or interact with wild animals. Remember these tips:
Why you shouldn’t interact with wild animals?
If you see injured, sick or very young wildlife, call 311.