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Porcupine Caribou

Rangifer tarandus granti


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."


Tundra at Denali National Park and Preserve

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Thank you :)

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Great series Cindy!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 10 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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