Please note that the Zoo sauvage of Saint-Félicien is closed for the visitors on Thursday, December 3, 2022 due to the bad weather conditions announced for the day. The Zoo will be open according to its usual schedule as of December 4, 2022. The Zoo Cinema remains open according to schedule. Thank you for your understanding.


Omnivorous, these animals feed on berries, tender plant leaves, mushrooms and insects.


In the wild, up to 46 years; in captivity over 50 years.

Canadian status


Quebec status



This species has a rather late sexual maturity which is reached between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Mating takes place in Spring and Fall. Eggs are laid anywhere from the end of May to the beginning of July (most commonly in June). The eggs, generally between 6 and 11 of them, will hatch at the end of summer, mainly in August and September.


Raccoon and striped skunk are big predators of their eggs and young. Offspring can also be prey to certain fish and birds such as crow.

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