Female woodland caribou


Caribou Quandary

March 04, 2024 | 1 minute read

Have you ever wondered why our resident woodland caribou have antlers? Caribou are the only deer species where both males and females grow antlers!

For males, antlers are a great way to show off to females and fight off rival males, while females use their antlers to defend their young. Males will typically shed their antlers in late fall, whereas females keep theirs until calves are born in late May or early June so they can defend their food source.