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giving birth to a calf

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Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd" follows their journey across countless rivers, mountain ranges, and passes for a thousand mile journey to the Caribou's ancestral calving grounds and then all of that over again so they can return home.
It's that time of year again, when Pacific Gray Whales make their lumbering way from winter calving grounds in Baja California to summer feeding grounds in Alaska.
Stitching their hoofprints in the snow, they cross high passes to the Colville and Killik, the Anaktuvuk and the Chandler, toward calving grounds farther west and north.
This is the only known calving grounds for this species of right whales.
The "tiny portion" of ANWR that would be the focus of drilling happens to be the porcupine caribou herd's calving grounds, because it's the only place within their territory with conditions that allow calves to survive.
In the tome, Heuer and his newlywed wife, Leanne Allison, set off on a harrowing adventure, trekking more than 1,000 miles as they follow the Porcupine caribou herd in their annual migration from their wintering grounds in Canada's Yukon territory to their calving grounds in the heart of ANWR.
Heur and his filmmaker wife "bonded" with a caribou herd migrating to its calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, threatened by potential oil drilling.
ANWR is where porcupine caribou make their calving grounds.
The park includes some of the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd and covers the Northern Yukon and Mackenzie Delta natural regions.
For example, the assignment of commercial quotas on the calving grounds in the spring is considered a high risk allocation.
The whales swim in groups or pods of up to a dozen at the calving grounds, and in smaller groups of three or four during their migration.
Its females have far more area in which to give birth (on the calving grounds of the North Slope, density is five animals per square mile; on the coastal plain, it is 50), and calving has indeed been disrupted in the oil fields.
Early each summer, the huge Quebec-Labrador caribou herd begins its annual migration southward from its calving grounds near Ungava Bay.