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    Voyageurs

    National Park Minnesota

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Animals

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White-tailed deer grazing in a meadow.
 

The Boreal Forest brings with it not only a diversity of tree and plant species but also a unique array of wildlife. The park is home to more than 240 species of neo-tropical song birds and eagles are a common sight.

Watch and listen for beavers making a splash along the shorelines and hearing a timber wolf's howl during the night is a treat. Moose and wolves are occassionally observed when hiking a trail on the interior of the park.

The park is home to black bears, an abundance of white-tailed deer, and smaller mammals such as foxes, otters, muskrats, snowshoe hares, and weasels which may be seen crossing frozen lake surfaces during the winter.

An array of fish species are known to exist in the park's lakes with yellow perch and northern pike being the most widely spread.

To learn more about the animals that can be found in Voyageurs National Park, read the Plants and Animals checklist on the brochure page.

Did You Know?

An immature bald eagle perches on a branch on its former nesting tree.

Voyageurs National Park experienced a large, lightning-ignited fire on the Kabetogama Peninsula in 2004. This young eagle survived the fire and returned to its former nesting tree in time for park researchers to take this photo!