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NEWS: Nunavut June 29, 2017 - 12:50 pm

Photo: Where the caribou roam

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Happy Caribou Day: Thousands of barrenland caribou gather south of Baker Lake on July 1, Canada Day. In early July, caribou gather in larger and larger groups, separated by gender, with females congregating on calving and post-calving grounds. These males were part of a herd approximately 10,000 strong.
Happy Caribou Day: Thousands of barrenland caribou gather south of Baker Lake on July 1, Canada Day. In early July, caribou gather in larger and larger groups, separated by gender, with females congregating on calving and post-calving grounds. These males were part of a herd approximately 10,000 strong. "Seeing thousands of caribou makes the land look like it's moving," says Lars Qaqqaq. "The sound their hooves make when walking sounds like rushing water. It's such a great feeling to see a caribou herd walk around you in all directions." The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board, a multi-disciplinary board comprised of Inuit and non-Inuit members, is devoted to publishing information about, and preserving, the two herds. You can read more the barrenland caribou on their website: at http://arctic-caribou.com/. (PHOTO BY LARS QAQQAQ)

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