Disposable Antlers November 1, 2012 The male caribou grows antlers every year, and then throws them away! via To Share click →FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditTumblrWhatsAppEmailPrint
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This clip is a bit misleading. All ‘male’ deer and elk lose their antlers every year too, whereas both male and female caribou lose their antlers yearly. Yes, about 99% of the females have antlers too. There is a pretty big Asian market for these discarded antlers as they use them for medicine and aphrodisiacs. The domesticated caribou herds owned by the natives in alaska are called reindeer, and the reindeer sausage tastes delicious!
I’ve seen quite a number of Nat-Geo articles lately that are written and produced by people who are not quite ‘in the know’.
Funny, thats an Elk at 1:15, not a Caribou
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