Peary Caribou

Peary Caribou
Rangifer tarandus pearyi
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Threatened
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Threatened
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Endangered
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Threatened
NWT General Status Rank: 
At Risk
Description: 

Peary Caribou are members of the deer family and are the smallest of all caribou subspecies. Like Dolphin and Union Caribou, Peary Caribou have a mostly white coat in winter, and are slate-grey with white legs and under-parts in summer. The velvet covering their antlers is grey.

Weight: Males, 70 kg (150 lb). Length: 1.7 m (5.6 ft).

Report Peary Caribou sightings to WILDLIFEOBS@gov.nt.ca