Boreal Caribou

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

Boreal Caribou are members of the deer family. Compared to Barren-ground Caribou, 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 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