Conservation group releases caribou from maternity pens

Caribou on Road

Of the fourteen caribou from the Central Selkirk herd in British Columbia captured for placement in a fenced maternity pen, eight healthy calves were born – seven males and only one female. A representative from the Arrow Lakes Caribou Society, which sponsors the pen, expressed a preference for more females as they contribute to increase in herd size. The cohort was recently released, and will be monitored for progress and survival.

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