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Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) are an ungulate that are part of the deer family (Cervidae). They are the only type of ungulate where both the male and female grow antlers. In the Northwest Territories there are five ecotypes. This includes northern mountain woodland, boreal woodland, barren-ground, peary, and dolphin and union. Caribou in the Northwest Territories are very important ecologically, culturally, and spiritually. Please look through our caribou pages to learn more about each ecotype. 

Boreal Caribou

Barren-ground Caribou

Northern Mountain Caribou

Porcupine, Peary and Dolphin and Union Caribou