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Porcupine Caribou

Rangifer tarandus granti

Description:

Large, beautiful caribou was very restless because of the mosquitoes. It would graze for a few seconds then run to another location. "Their name does not derive from the animal porcupine, but from the Porcupine River which runs through a large part of their range."

Habitat:

Tundra at Denali National Park and Preserve

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4 Comments

Thank you :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Great series Cindy!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Beautiful..

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

He also seems to be molting his fur so this may attact the mosquitoes to his skin even more..poor one!..that is one big annoyance: the mosquitoes and flies in the summer months in northern grasslands!

Alaska, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2013
Submitted on Aug 3, 2013

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