Parks Canada’s captive caribou breeding program receives approval from review panel

Two caribou in the Rocky Mtns

A proposal for a captive breeding program designed to support woodland caribou recovery efforts in Jasper National Park has received approval from a scientific review panel.

The program, which will entail the capture, penning, and captive breeding of caribou, is expected to produce approximately 20 calves per year. Careful data collection and tracking of animal husbandry efforts will take place to prevent inbreeding.

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