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4th grade class, 2011 THE WOODLAND CARIBOU Image from Google Images
THE AMAZING BUT NOT WELL KNOWN ANIMAL
H ABITAT Snowy cold forests and fields are caribous’ natural habitat. National Geographic. Com August 30,
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,
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.
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,
E ATING H ABITS Is the Caribou an Omnivore, Herbivore, or Carnivore?
HERBIVORE National Geographic.com August 30,
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.
R EPRODUCTION A female caribou is called a cow. A cow is capable of having ONE calf each year. National Geographic. com August 30,
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,
F AST F ACTS
Calves can weigh up to 75 pounds
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
You now know more about the woodland caribou, or better known as, The Reindeer. Snyder, Gregory. “Caribou”. World Book Chicago: Chicago, 2001.