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2 4th grade class, 2011 THE WOODLAND CARIBOU Image from Google Images

3 THE AMAZING BUT NOT WELL KNOWN ANIMAL

4 H ABITAT  Snowy cold forests and fields are caribous’ natural habitat. National Geographic. Com August 30,

5 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION  The caribou are bigger than deer but smaller than elk. They are 4 to 5 feet at the shoulder and 240 to 700 pounds. National Geographic. Com August 30,

6 P REDATOR OR P REY ?  The caribou are prey to wolves, mountain lions, and hunters. Graham, Haslam, Amy, William. The Woodland Caribou. Berkely Heights,NJ: Enslow Publishers inc., 2003.

7 E NDANGERED OR E XTINCT ?  The caribou is designated as endangered. Many organizations are trying to help them to be delisted and back to a thriving species. NationalGeographic.com August 30,

8 E ATING H ABITS Is the Caribou an Omnivore, Herbivore, or Carnivore?

9 HERBIVORE National Geographic.com August 30,

10  Herbivores eat only plant material such as leaves, grasses, and shrubs. Grahm, Haslam, Amy, William. The Woodland Caribou. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers inc., 2003.

11 R EPRODUCTION  A female caribou is called a cow.  A cow is capable of having ONE calf each year. National Geographic. com August 30,

12 A DAPTATIONS The caribou have large hooves that help them walk in the snow and paddle efficiently through water. The hoof's underside is hollowed out like a scoop and used for digging through the snow in search of food. Its sharp edges give the animal good balance on rocks or ice. National Geographic.com August 30,

13 F AST F ACTS

14 Calves can weigh up to 75 pounds

15 F AST F ACTS Calves can weigh up to 75 pounds Calves can learn to walk/run the same day they’re born Information found at

16 You now know more about the woodland caribou, or better known as, The Reindeer. Snyder, Gregory. “Caribou”. World Book Chicago: Chicago, 2001.


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