23. Caribou in diorama



Catalogue Number: 24369

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Cervidae

Scientific Name: Rangifer tarandus ssp. groenlandicus

Common Name: Barren-ground Caribou

Location: Arctic/Subarctic Diorama

Specimen Nature: mount



Product Description

Barren ground caribou are migratory animals and may travel 1,200 km or more in a year. They breed in the fall, and begin their annual migration north with pregnant females leading the way. Caribou are herbivores who eat grasses, leaves, twigs, and lichens. Their keen sense of smell allows them to locate food under snow, and their broad sharp-edged hooves aid in digging through ice and snow. Caribou are circumpolar, and in northern Europe and Asia caribou are known as reindeer; the only domesticated deer in the world. They are also the only deer in which both males and females produce antlers. Antlers are shed and regrown annually. Males and non-reproductive females typically shed theirs in the fall, but pregnant females retain antlers until after they have calved.

$100 Specimen adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Personal story/description explaining what the specimen means to you
  • Tax receipt for $100