Title

Until the turn of the 20th century, woodland caribou or American reindeer roamed

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-2010

Pages

60-63

Abstract

Until the turn of the 20th century, woodland caribou or American reindeer roamed eastern Maine, before suddenly disappearing, in large part because of over-hunting. An Indian myth attributes the death of the caribou to the movement northward of the whitetail deer. Biologists now know that deer carry a parasitic brainworm that doesn't affect them but is lethal to caribou. Details.

Subjects

Caribou (Animals)

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