CARIBOU (Rangifer tarandus) is a medium-sized member of the DEER family (Cervidae), somewhere between mule deer and ELK in size and uniquely adapted to living in a cold CLIMATE. The woodland caribou (R. tarandus caribou) is a subspecies of which 3 ecotypes occur in BC: mountain, northern and boreal. How they are classified is based primarily on behaviour and habitat use.

Caribou are dull brown in colour, although in winter some may look whiter. In males the head and neck are often greyish-white,...

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