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Caribou / Elk Hybrid

Caribou / Elk Hybrid
« on: June 06, 2021, 04:30:01 PM »
Just seen on fb the MeatEater post of the first ever Caribou / Elk Hybrid has been confirmed.
To me it looks better than A Caribou but not as good as an Elk.
But A very unique Animal.
Mark

Re: Caribou / Elk Hybrid
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 04:37:20 PM »
I think photoshop was involved. Looks fake to me. ??? ::) ??? ::)
Good Hunting And Shooting To all
Derrill

Re: Caribou / Elk Hybrid
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 04:53:33 PM »
No they have the DNA report back.
Mark

Re: Caribou / Elk Hybrid
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 05:10:56 PM »
i still do not believe it ::)
Good Hunting And Shooting To all
Derrill

Re: Caribou / Elk Hybrid
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2021, 08:29:31 PM »
I told you it is fake.
The publishing date of Hoyt’s picture should tell you everything you need to know—this was an April Fools’ Day joke. And according to deer biologist Jim Heffelfinger, a caribou-elk hybrid isn’t possible.

“They are way too far apart,” Heffelfinger said. “They’re in completely different subfamilies of the deer family Cervidae. Elk can hybridize with sika deer, hog deer, and other species in the genus Cervus, but could never hybridize with caribou.”
 ;D ;D
Good Hunting And Shooting To all
Derrill

Re: Caribou / Elk Hybrid
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2021, 08:31:20 PM »
Ha! Ha! It was an April Fool’s joke. Great photoshop job, although the fingers on his left hand are super stubby!  :)
JK

Re: Caribou / Elk Hybrid
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2021, 08:46:18 PM »
Ha ha
Jokes on me. After the polar bear grizzly hybrid. I thought anything possible.
Mark

Re: Caribou / Elk Hybrid
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2021, 08:49:17 PM »
Mark please dont be mad at me i just knew it was impossible for the two to crossbreed.
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Derrill

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Re: Caribou / Elk Hybrid
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2021, 09:17:05 PM »
Mule deer and White tail cross breed in the wild. Lions and tigers have been cross bred in captivity. It’s a good bit of work on photoshop for the elk-caribou cross.
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