Boreal Caribou

Boreal Caribou (Woodland Caribou [Boreal population])
Rangifer tarandus caribou
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Threatened
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Threatened
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Threatened
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Threatened
NWT General Status Rank: 
At Risk
Description: 

Boreal Caribou are members of the deer family. Compared to Barren-ground Caribou (page 12), Boreal Caribou are larger and darker, have thicker and broader antlers, and have longer legs and a longer face. Boreal Caribou look the same as Northern Mountain Caribou (page 28) but have different habitat preferences and behaviour.

Weight: 110 to 210 kg (240 to 460 lb)
Height at shoulder: 1.0 to 1.2 m (3.3 to 4.0 ft)

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