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The smallest caribou in North America
Endemic to the Canadian Arctic archipelago, the Peary caribou is the only caribou to grow antlers in female and male individuals. Unlike other caribou species, this cervid does not depend on lichens as a primary food resource. Instead, they have evolved to have larger stomachs adapted to consume a higher volume of plant matter with lower nutritional content. Unlike other caribou, the Peary Caribou does not make the great migration.
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