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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rudolph’s last stand: Where have all the reindeer gone?

Woodland caribou, gentle “ghosts of winter,” survive by being elusive, and are rarely seen even by biologists, except from the air, such as this group, part of the Central Selkirk herd, spotted in Canada’s Goat Range Provincial Park in March 2011. Woodland caribou are the kind often associated with the reindeer myths of Christmas.