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Caribou resilience

Duration: 00:35

The weather has turned awful. This is serious for us all - it’s proper Yukon winter weather. It’s -40 degrees, but caribou are built to withstand these extremes – they have compact bodies, insulating hollow fur and they don’t need to shiver till it’s below -40 degrees. They just sit it out.

Available since: Fri 17 Dec 2010

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Incredible Animal Journeys On the Trail of the Caribou

6/6 Steve Leonard attempts to migrate across Canada with a heavily-pregnant caribou.

First broadcast: 23 May 2007

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