Friday, June 3, 2011

Caribou

Did you know Canada.. the largest herd of Caribou in the world can be found in Labrador.

The barrenground caribou of Labrador are part of the worlds largest herd, "The George River Caribou herd". The barren land of Labrador with its abundance of shrubs and lichens makes a perfect rest stop for the migrating herds of Canada's north. With the ground and tree lichens as the primary winter food of caribou, it provides a highly digestible and energy-rich food source. With the change of seasons these caribou continuously roam north and south from breeding grounds to feeding grounds.

This also leads to being the best place in the world to hunt caribou.

There are more than 2.4 million caribou in Canada. Some dwell in forests, some in mountains, some migrate each year between the sparse forests and tundra of the far north, and others remain on the tundra all year.

Source: Newfoundland Caribou, Hinterland Who's Who

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