General Status - Overview of Mammals

      Quick Facts
  • 50 species of mammals occur Nova Scotia

  • A population of Gaspi Shrew on Cape Breton Island is one of only a few known in the world

  • Some of the mammals considered most at risk or sensitive in Nova Scotia include the American Marten Canada Lynx and Southern Flying Squirrel

  • 209 species of mammals occur in Canada

  • There are 4,629 species of mammals in the world

  • Mammals had the highest proportion of extinct or extirpated species (BLUE ~5.0%) of any taxonomic group considered