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Reoccurrence of caribou in Minnesota

June 16, 2010

At least two caribou (Rangifer tarandus) were observed in Cook Co. of northeastern Minnesota from October 1980 through April 1981. This is the first record of caribou in the area since 1924. The nearest records of this species were 224 km NE of the present sightings, and the closest known established population of caribou is 240 km away.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1982
Title Reoccurrence of caribou in Minnesota
Authors L. D. Mech, M.E. Nelson, H.F. Drabik
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title American Midland Naturalist
Index ID 5221765
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center