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. Since time immemorial, Barren-ground Caribou have had immense cultural, spiritual and economic importance to people in the NWT.
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