Woodland Caribou

At the Preserve

Our collection:

4 . 8 . 0
Male Female Young

Our Habitat:

25.6
Acres

Photos from the Preserve:

Articles from the Preserve:

Swipe Right (for Antlers)

Only animals in the deer (or cervid) family grow antlers. That includes elk, deer, moose and caribou. Animals like Bison, Sheep and Goats are part of a different family and grow horns, not antlers. We’ll tackle that in another video/post!  With the exception of...

Bull On Encounter!

Right place right time! Animal Care Assistant, Bree Parker spends day after day diligently supporting our veterinarian Dr. Maria Hallock in caring for, feeding and ensuring the well-being of our collection of wildlife residents.  Equally as important and valuable as...

Roam and Reign – “Winter is Here” Caribou Edition

6 minute read – “Winter Is Here” series begins with the "king of the tundra" – Caribou! Here comes the king of the tundra. Being one of the few animals escaping the mass extinction of species after the last ice age, caribou are royally adapted to life in the North,...

Resources

General Overviews

Caribou in the Yukon from Department of Environment, Yukon Government.

This page has all the basics for Woodland and another page for Barren-Ground Caribou in the Yukon, including tracks, scat, range and more!

Beringia Caribou

Caribou have lived in the Yukon for a very long time. How long exactly? Find out on the Beringia Museum’s webpage along with recent palaeontological discoveries!

Yukon Specific Research 

Southern Lakes Caribou Recovery Program

This website outlines the community-based recovery initiative started in response to declining caribou numbers. It includes information on their work and process as well as a map of their findings!

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Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Box 20191
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 7A2

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