Caribou



Where They Live

Caribou live in cold, snowy areas up north. Caribou like places like mountains and big flat land.


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What They Eat

Caribou eat lots of different kinds of plants. Some kinds of pants are willow shoots, grass, and small sticks. Caribou eat mushrooms and flowers too.


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What do caribou look like?

Boy caribou weigh 350 to 400 pounds when they are all grown up. Thats the size of a cow on a farm. Girls are 175 to 225 pounds. Thats half the size of a cow. They are dark brown with a white neck, bum, and feet. Baby caribou are a red and brown color mixed together.


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Enemies or Predators

Wolves, bears, people, and wolverines are the caribou's enemies.

They like to eat the caribou.

Golden Eagles are the baby caribou's big enemy.


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Cool Facts

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-Caribou live to be 8 to 10 years old.

-Caribou babies are born in the months of May and June.

-A boy caribou is called a buck.

-A girl caribou is called a doe.

-A baby caribou is called a fawn.

-The antlers on a caribou's head are three rulers long.


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