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Protecting Wildlife
3:41 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Lone Caribou Herd In Lower 48 Keeps Federal Protection

Woodland Caribou from the Southern Selkirk Mountains population.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A small herd of mountain caribou found in the Northwest will retain federal protection, officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said, but it will be as a threatened species rather than endangered.

These caribou are the last in the Lower 48 states. It's believed there are 20 to 30 of them left.

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