Animated Movements of the Porcupine Caribou
see a sneak preview of the caribou migration? This animation, created
with 10 years of satellite tracking data shows the annual migration
of the Porcupine caribou.
As you watch the animation, you will notice that each day of the year is represented
by one picture showing where the caribou are located. What else do you notice?
is going on when the music starts, pauses, when it starts again?
do you think all the caribou are going to the same place along the
coast in June?
habitat is defined as a specific geographic area(s)
that is essential for the conservation of a threatened or endangered
species and that may require special management and protection.
After watching this animation, what do you think is the critical
habitat(s) for the Porcupine caribou?
- In which
month do you see the biggest migration movements with the herd?
month do the caribou arrive in the most southern part of their migration
* We offer special thanks to
scientists Don Russell (Canadian Wildlife Service
in Whitehorse, Yukon), Brad Griffith (University
of Alaska, Fairbanks) and Dorothy Cooley (Government
of Yukon in Dawson, Yukon) for the contributed data. Animations created
by Wendy Wright and John A. Nagy (Government
of Northwest Territories).