Outdoors

20 wild animals to steer clear of during mating season

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Caribou

Like moose, male caribou can get into quite violent fights over the right to breed with females. They lock antlers and push and twist, and once a loser is declared, he gets out of the area fast  to avoid being gored. The spoils of winning mating rights are generally bigger for caribou than moose. A victorious male may end with a “harem” of females—sometimes up to 20—to mate with.

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