1. d. Male caribou shed their antlers after they’ve mated — usually in November or December. Females keep theirs through the winter.
2. True. A Moose’s antlers are nearly white after they shed their velvet covering. If you see a Moose with brown antlers, that’s because they’ve rubbed off their velvety covering on trees.
3. c. The horns of a single male Mountain Sheep can weigh in at 13 kilograms or even more! Pretty heavy, eh?
4. True. The velvety material protects their horns as they grow in spring and summer. But it won’t last long! Elk rub off the material when the horns are fully grown.
5. b. Mountain Sheep never shed their horns. Instead they grow bigger year after year.
6. b. You might not see many female White-Tailed Deer sporting antlers, but one in 1,000 grow a small set of antlers.
7. True. Rams race at each other in full force and crash into each other so forcefully that the battle can be heard a kilometre away! Luckily their brains are protected by very thick bone!
1. When do male caribou shed their antlers?
a) April or May
b) February or March
c) July or August
d) November or December
2 True or False:
A Moose’s antlers are nearly white.
3How heavy are a male Mountain Sheep’s horns?
a) 5 kg
b) 11 kg
c) 13 kg
d) 17 kg
4 True or False:
The North American Elk’s antlers are covered in a velvety material.
5 How can scientists tell how old a mountain sheep is?
a) By how tough its hooves are
b) By markings on its horns
c) By how long its fur grows
d) By how high it can climb
6 How many female White- tailed Deer grow antlers?
a) One in 500
b) One in 1,000
c) One in 2,500
7 True or False:
When male Mountain Sheep rut (basically butting heads), their battle can be heard over a kilometre away.
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