Dispatches

The Moose and Caribou of Newfoundland

Curious facts

Moose were introduced to the island of Newfoundland in 1878. Today, there is a population of more than 4,800 in Gros Morne National Park alone. The woodland caribou, on the other hand, is actually a member of the deer family, and the only indigenous deer on the island. We are told that herds can sometimes be seen crossing the Western Brook Pond  in the winter, and scrambling back up the valley to the tundra-like table lands. 

Sept. 11, 2012, 5:50 p.m.