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Reindeer, also known as “caribou” in North America, could face a difficult future in a warmer climate.

According to U.S. News & World Report, “Russell Graham, associate professor of geosciences and director of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum at Penn State University, says global warming will most harm the animals adapted to the coldest environments, primarily those accustomed to life in the Arctic.

A 2008 study found that caribou in West Greenland are “now arriving after peak foraging time, fewer calves are being born and more calves are dying,” reported ScienceNews.

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