Sunday, January 31, 2016

Queen Charlotte islands caribou

The Queen Charlotte island caribou, also known as the Dawson's caribou, is an extinct subspecies of caribou that was native to Graham island in the Queen Charlotte islands off the coast of Northwestern Canada. It was declared extinct in 1908 and the last specimens were 2 bulls, a cow, and a calf. The hunters shot all of them but they didn't shoot the calf but without its parents, it died soon after. The Florida black wolf was also declared extinct in 1908. There is another extinct subspecies of caribou or reindeer called the Arctic reindeer of Eastern Greenland.

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