Caribou and moose shed their antlers every year. Among the fastest growing organs in the animal kingdom, the antlers can reach a span of six feet (1.8 meters) in roughly three months. They regrow their antlers each spring after dropping them in winter to conserve energy.
January 9, 2011
An Annual Phenomenon - The Winter Shed
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