Barren-ground caribou

Barren-ground caribou

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Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus

The barren-ground caribou is a subspecies of the reindeer that is found mainly in the Canadian territories of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, as well as in Kitaa, Greenland. It sometimes includes the similar-looking Porcupine caribou, in which case the barren-ground caribou is also found in Alaska. The barren-ground caribou is a medium-sized caribou, smaller and lighter-coloured than the boreal woodland caribou, with the females weighing around 90 kg and the males around 150 kg . However, on some of the smaller islands, the average weight may be less. The large migratory herds of barren-ground caribou take their names from the traditional calving grounds, such as the Ahiak herd, the Baffin Island herds, the Bathurst herd, the Beverly herd, the Bluenose East herd, the Bluenose West herd, the Porcupine herd and the Qamanirjuaq herd.

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References

1. Barren-ground caribou Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barren-ground_caribou

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