Northwest Territory, Canada



To the left are two adult males. Males have tall antlers with flat handlike lobes. Females have smaller antlers.

Caribou are wide-ranging. In the spring females may migrate hundreds of miles to Arctic calving grounds. This takes them away from the treeline where wolves commonly den, thus improving calf survival.

In the Northwest Territories you will also find wild moose, bison, and bears.

Canada's Territories

In 1976, land claims negotiations between the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the federal government discussed division of the Northwest Territories to provide a separate territory for the Inuit. On April 14, 1982, a majority of the residents voted in favor.

The land claims agreement was completed in September 1992. The transition to establish the three separate territories was completed in 1999.

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