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America’s Gray Ghosts: The Disappearing Caribou

posted Jan 5, 2017, 12:43 PM by chloe owens

10/3/16, by Jim Robbins, NY Times

America’s Gray Ghosts: The Disappearing Caribou

The only caribou left in the contiguous United States are here in northern Idaho where they number about a dozen and live deep in the forests of the jagged Selkirk Mountains, near the Canadian border. Because they are so rarely seen, the caribou – America’s version of reindeer – are known as gray ghosts.  They may very soon become real ghosts: These animals are among the most endangered species in the lower 48 states. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/science/endangered-caribou-idaho-british-columbia.html?_r=1

 

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