Antler, Caribou

$4.00

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Description

Caribou belong to the deer family, and are found in northern America and Canada. All members within this family grow and shed their antlers annually, however Caribou are the species in which both sexes grow antlers. Bulls grow theirs rapidly over summer, so are fully formed to attract a female mate for the autumnal breeding season. Older bulls will drop them first during November and December, and by February younger bulls will also have dropped. Females also grow during summer but they tend not to drop until after birthing time the following spring. Cow antlers are slender and much shorter.

Antlers differ to horns in that they are an extension of the skull and a single structure of bone.

Price is per week of loan.