Rare– Woodland Caribou Face Extinction

Woodland Caribou – 46 (number remaining)

Rangifer tarandus caribou

New York State Zoo, Watertown, New York

The woodland caribou subspecies is nearly gone from the lower 48 states, their herds thinned by hunters and their migration routes blocked by oil pipelines. A few still cross from Canada into northern Idaho and Washington.

*** Rare is currently on display at the National Geographic Museum:

http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits/2010/03/18/rare/

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