TWS member helps relocate caribou

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Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) used to be abundant around Lake Superior, but lately they were in need of some help in order to repopulate. Earlier this month, the Ontario government, including TWS member and government research scientist Arthur Rogers, helicoptered nine caribou from Michipicoten Island to Slate Island, about 80 miles away. Ice bridges normally allow the caribou to travel from Michipicoten Island to the mainland to avoid wolves, but warm temperatures have recently stopped the bridges from forming. The Ontario government hopes this relocation will give the animals a chance at repopulation.

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