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reindeer

Rangifer tarandus, the large, wild ruminant of Christmas mythology, a mirror image of the North American caribou except that the latter cannot be domesticated whereas reindeer adapt easily. Large brown animals with a white buttock patch and lower parts, large antlers in both male and female.

reindeer warble fly
see oedemagenatarandi.
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100) Studies of Central Arctic caribou during the 1980s and 1990s showed that caribou that spent more time in or near the Prudhoe Bay oil fields gained less weight in the summer, and had higher calf mortality and lower pregnancy rates than caribou exposed to less development.
93) The Central Arctic caribou herd occupies central northern Alaska.
An arrangement with Arctic Caribou Inn provides accommodations, and trips to dip a toe in the Arctic Ocean at East Dock are included.
State management objectives for the Western Arctic Caribou Herd include maintaining a post calving population of at least 200,000 animals to provide subsistence and recreational hunting opportunities on a sustained yield basis, protecting components of the natural ecosystem upon which the herd depends, perpetuating wild carnivore populations that utilize the caribou herd, and maintaining opportunities to view and engage in the scientific study of the herd.
Population dynamics of Alaska's Western Arctic Caribou Herd.
In the north-central interior of Alaska, a proposed road to facilitate mining in the Ambler Mining District would pass through a portion of the Western Arctic caribou herd's winter range (Fig.
Factors limiting productivity of the central Arctic caribou herd of Alaska.
Home range, social structure, and habitat selection of the Western Arctic caribou herd.
Analysis and mapping of satellite telemetry data for the Teshekpuk caribou herd 1990-1999 with a note on five Western Arctic caribou.
We therefore lacked a complete understanding of the behavioral responses of Arctic caribou to industrial development, the manner in which access to various habitats might be affected, and how changes in habitat use might translate into effects on fecundity and herd growth.
Distribution and productivity of the Central Arctic caribou herd in relation to petroleum development: Case history studies with a nutritional perspective.

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