Known for their amazing migration over thousands of kilometres, caribou are a keystone species in the North and an important food source for other mammals and northern people. Caribou numbers have declined significantly over the last few decades and several populations are now at risk. They are specially adapted to Arctic life and rely on lichens, twigs and dried grasses for food. Warmer summers, deeper snow and freezing rain can make finding food more difficult and result in disease and nutritional issues.
Learn more about caribou:
Hinterland Who’s Who Caribou Facts
Download caribou wallpaper at Canadian Wildlife Federation
Parks Canada "Time for Nature" articles: