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Woodland Caribou (care + i + boo)

Caribou are currently found in all Canadian provinces and territories except Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Woodland Caribou are on Alberta's Blue List of species that may be at risk of disappearing in the province and are listed as threatened under the provincial Wildlife Act.

Caribou are medium-sized members of the deer family. They are recognized by their brown coat, cream-coloured neck and mane, and large, forward curving antlers. Antlers are bones that grow out of the head. Males and most females have antlers, although the females' are smaller. Caribou are built to survive harsh winter conditions. Their large, crescent shaped hooves and relatively long legs are useful for digging through snow, to reach their winter food.

Woodland Caribou

Woodland Caribou