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OUTDOORS Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairba Like herds of northern cattle that lived on tundra plants, more than 600,000 reindeer ranged over Alaska less than a century ago. Today, reindeer numbers are down to about 10,000 or so, due to their tendency to elope with caribou, be eaten by wolves and bears, and other reasons.

Mobile reindeer processing unit deployed to western Alaska

At one time, more than 600,000 reindeer ranged over Alaska. Now there are about 10,000 in state.
Photo Courtesy Of The Uaf Reindeer Research Program
At one time, more than 600,000 reindeer ranged over Alaska. Now there are about 10,000 in state.
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