Caribou Facts

Calving: Hey, Pop Wait for Me

Located at 68 ° latitude, -136° longitude.

The barren-ground subspecies of caribou usually breeds in the fall and calves in June, but may not drop their single calf until July. Usually the female will give birth away from the herd and, if possible, on a patch of snow.

The males may start to migrate early, moving away from the females, to keep predators away from the females and calves. After calving, the females and calves follow the males of the herd. A caribou calf can run within 90 minutes of its birth. It must do this to keep up with the migrating herds.


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