Caribou Facts

Migration: Where’s everybody going?

Located at 61 ° latitude, -75° longitude.


Caribou are migratory animals and may travel 1,200 km (746 mi) in a season.

  • On the mainland of Canada, the animals may travel in herds of several thousand but on the islands, they move in smaller groups (no more than 50).
  • The smaller groups may form into a larger herd to make up the large herds seen migrating.
  • Mainland barren-ground caribou herds move to coastal areas for part of each year.

Track the movements of the Aux Feuilles river herd in Quebec with these weekly Satellite Telemetry Maps of Caribou Migrations.

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