Source: Radio Canada

Published on July 17, 2020

This leaves six woodland caribou in the enclosure built this spring by the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP).

According to the MFFP, a veterinarian has been dispatched to the site to observe the other six animals and none of them seem to present any significant health problems.

The caribou was transported to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Université de Montréal to undergo a necropsy, but the exact cause of death has yet to be determined.

We took advantage of our presence in the pen at the time of death to proceed with a remote observation of the six caribou still alive. At that time, nothing in particular was detected. The remaining caribou seemed to be in good condition,” explains Daniel Spalding of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Wildlife Management Branch.

The MFFP ensures that since they were put in the pen, the caribou have been visited several times a week by a team from the Ministry. They receive a feed supplement consisting of lichens and feed adapted to their needs.