Christmas Science_ 8 Interesting Facts About Reindeer

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Thanks to songs like Rudolph the Red-noise Reindeer, these fascinating creatures are synonymous with Christmas. How much do you actually know about reindeer?

HERE ARE 8 INTERESTING FACTS YOU AND YOUR KINDS WILL BE DELIGHTED TO KNOW:

  1. Reindeer live in very large packs of sometimes thousands in the Arctic Forests.

  2. Reindeer’s have a very thick coat made of two layers of fur, the bottom woolly and the top long hollow hairs.

  3. Unlike regular deer, both male and female reindeer grow antlers. Scientists have been studying deer antlers to better understand bone cancers.

  4. Male and female reindeer shed their antlers in different seasons, which are then consumed by rodents and other forest creatures.

  5. Reindeer are really fast and migrate in groups of hundreds to thousands. Often hunted by wolves, polar bears, brown bears and even sharks!

  6. Domesticated raised reindeer are very friendly animals that can be hand-fed and trained to pull sleds and wagons.

  7. Reindeer’s favorite foods are grass, moss, herbs and berries.

  8. In December you can watch live reindeer cams at https://reindeercam.com/   

Bonus: Santa’s Reindeer’s are all Female!  Male reindeer shed their antlers early in the winter before Christmas, whereas Females keep theirs throughout the winter season!

 

 

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