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Southern Selkirk Mountains Caribou

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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.

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