Barren-ground Caribou

Barren-ground Caribou (credit: GNWT)
Barren-ground Caribou (Caribou [Barren-ground population])
Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Threatened
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Threatened
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Under Consideration
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Threatened
NWT General Status Rank: 
At Risk
Description: 

Barren-ground Caribou are members of the deer family. In the fall, mature males have a striking white neck and mane and a distinct band along the flank separating the brown back from the white belly.  Their colours are more faded during the winter. The velvet covering their antlers is brown. The national assessment of Barren-ground Caribou as Threatened includes the Porcupine herd but the NWT assessment and listing do not. 

Weight: Females, 85 to 135 kg (187 to 298 lb  Males, 100 to 140 kg (220 to 309 lb)

Report Barren-ground Caribou sightings to WILDLIFEOBS@gov.nt.ca