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BC Ungulates Identification CORE Course

BC Ungulates Identification CORE Course

Ungulate

BC Animal Identification CORE Ungulates Click to Flip
A split hoofed animal that is even toed.

Dewlap or Bell

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Pendant of hair covered skin that hangs under the throat of an animal (i.e: Moose)

Bovid

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A type of ungulate that does not shed its horns. Horns are never branched. Both species may have horns.

Annuli

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darkened rings which indicate periods of slower horn growth; can e used to measure animals age. common on Bovids.

Cervid

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A the of ungulate in the horned family that sheds their antlers every year.

Ruminant

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An animals with four chambered stomachs

Felid

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Felidae: Cat family: Cougar, lynx, bobcat

Canid

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Canidae: Dog Family: wolf, coyote, red fox

Ursid

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Ursidae: Bear Family: Grizzly, Black, Kermode

Whitetail Deer

BC Animal Identification CORE Whitetail Deer Click to Flip
Mid sized BC deer with a white rump patch and a brown topped tail. They run with their tail up in the air known as flagging.

Mule Deer

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Largest of the BC deer with a long slender white tail and rump patch, tipped with black. Large ears. Runs with a stiff legged bounce, and often stops to look back.

Blacktail Deer

BC Animal Identification CORE Blacktail Deer Click to Flip
Smallest of the BC deer. Located on the coast 7 coastal islands. Has no rump patch visible and a brown/black tail. Runs with a stiff legged bounce and has small ears

Fallow Deer

BC Animal Identification CORE Fallow Deer Click to Flip
Non Native (introduced) Deer to BC. They are farmed. Their horns start off slender with two tines that curve backwards and into palmate with tines pointing behind them. Adults show prominent spots and their colours can range from Dark to White. Very long tail for a deer.

Palmate

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Shovel or flattened type of antler

Elk

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Elk Large deer like appearance with prominent antlers. Keeps they head high. Mid sized of the larger game animals. Has a dewlap.

Moose

BC Animal Identification CORE Moose Click to Flip
Largest of the larger game animals. Deer like in appearance but has palmate antlers with tines facing forward. Has a dewlap and a distinctive shoulder hump. Are often found alone.

Caribou

BC Animal Identification CORE Caribou Click to Flip
Smallest of the larger game animals, deer like appearance. have a prominent brow line with non prominent antlers. Keeps their heads low. Dewclaws are usually visible in track. Has a Dewlap

Big Horned Sheep

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Found in the southern part of BC. Rams and Ewes. They have massive horns that do not shed so they feature annuli.

Thin Horned Sheep

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Found in the Northern part of BC. Males are Rams and females Ewes. Slender pointed horns that spiral away from the head and do not shed so they feature annuli.

Mountain Goats

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The only all white Goat in the world.

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