Caribou Facts

Why do the Caribou migrate?

Located at 56 ° latitude, -62° longitude.

  • Caribou migrate to find food. In the fall, they move south where there is less snow and the ground is softer, making it easier to dig for food.
  • Caribou migrate to give birth. The female caribou like to give birth on a flat plain with snow on the ground, where it is easy to find food without travelling very far.
  • Caribou also like to find windy places, as the wind keeps down the flies and other insects that can affect them.

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