Biologists made a surprising discovery last week when they found a female caribou calf wandering in the Purcell Mountains near Kimberley, B.C. All of the caribou were thought to have been captured, except for two stubborn bulls, one of which was found wandering with the calf. "Originally, observers thought [the calf] was a yearling male, but we weren't that confident in the diagnosis," said Leo DeGroot, a wildlife biologist with the B.C. "So, our staff flew again ... and discovered it was actually a female calf." DeGroot told reporter Bob Keating that the discovery of a female calf is especially important because she can help with reproduction.
Source: CBC News February 12, 2019 00:56 UTC