Wildlife in Mississauga

Mississauga is home to diverse wildlife that can be observed in both public and private spaces. Learn how to respond or interact with animals of various life stages during different seasons and how to protect yourself, your home and your pets from unwanted encounters with nuisance animals.

Animal Services acts in accordance with the provincial government’s wildlife laws and regulations, and will not respond to resident calls requesting to remove healthy wildlife from their home territory.

Wild animals

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If you encounter a wild animal in distress, do not approach it. Call Mississauga Animal Services at 905-896-5858. Animal Services does not remove or relocate healthy wildlife.