Northern Mountain Caribou

Northern Mountain Caribou - photo by Richard Popko
Northern Mountain Caribou (Caribou [Northern Mountain population])
Rangifer tarandus caribou
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Under Consideration
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Special Concern
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Special Concern
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Special Concern
NWT General Status Rank: 
Sensitive
Description: 

Northern Mountain Caribou are members of the deer family. Compared to Barren-ground Caribou, Northern Mountain Caribou are larger and darker, have thicker and broader antlers, and have longer legs and a longer face. Northern Mountain Caribou look the same as Boreal 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 Northern Mountain Caribou sightings to WILDLIFEOBS@gov.nt.ca