Skip Navigation

Southern Selkirk Mountains Caribou


The southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou occupies high-elevation habitat in the Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho, northeastern Washington, and southern British Columbia.

  • Status

    Woodland caribou / Credit: Steve Forrest / USFWS

    The population is currently listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act with designated critical habitat. 

  • Did You Know?

    Woodland caribou / Credit: USFWS

    Caribou are the only member of the deer family (Cervidae) in which both sexes grow antlers. Antlers of adult bulls are large and massive; those of adult cows are much shorter and are usually more slender and irregular.

  • Hooves

    Woodland caribou / Credit: Garry Beaudry / British Columbia Forest Service

    Caribou have large, concave hooves that spread widely to support the animal in snow and soft tundra. The feet also function as paddles when caribou swim.

Return to main navigation