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Traits: Moderately sized, hoofed mammal with short ears and tail; mane on neck; antlers large and variable with forward-projecting brow tines

Habitat: Lowland and alpine tundra, boreal forest; cool windblown sites or snow fields in summer to escape insects

Foods: Grasses, sedges, lichens, leaves of willow and birch, herbs

Eaten by: Wolves, bears, wolverine, humans

Do You Know? Caribou are the only member of the deer family in which both sexes grow antlers.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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