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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

d) None

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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