Penticton and the surrounding areas are home to deer, black bears, cougars, rodents and other animals. However, there are steps we can take prevent human-wildlife interaction.

Have you had a wildlife encounter? Report it to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

Living with Urban Wildlife

Urban wildlife is important to Penticton’s ecosystem – and part of the heritage and history of our area. Many wildlife species have learned to adapt to life alongside people, including raccoons,  deer, bats, coyotes, bears and cougars.



Urban Deer

Deer are a natural part of our environment. However, the presence of deer in our residential areas has increased, due to the abundance of food found in gardens and orchards and a lack of natural predators in urban areas.

Deer can cause property damage and may be aggressive toward pets and humans. Here you’ll find information about what to do in a deer encounter and ways you can protect your property.

Found an Animal?

To report wildlife in distress, please call B.C. Conservation Services (RAPP) at 1-877-952-7277. For potentially orphaned baby wild animals, please click on each type of animal below to ensure the animal gets the care they need and are not accidentally removed from their mothers.

Pest Control

Here you’ll find information about how you can minimize encounters with unwanted wildlife and pests.

Have Questions?

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