KNOW YOUR REINDEER!

KNOW YOUR REINDEER!

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This reindeer is Bob! All reindeer have antlers, but males drop theirs in the winter. So Bob will drop these and regrow them in the spring. His antlers are covered in a soft material called velvet.

 

Reindeer have many different color variations. The ones that live closer to the arctic have white or light colored fur.

This is Sissy! Sissy and her reindeer friends have many different color variations. The ones that live closer to the arctic have white or light colored fur.

 

Reindeer feet have four toes; two in the front and two in the back. Their feet expand in the winter and act like a snowshoe. They shrink back to normal size in the summer.

Reindeer feet have four toes; two in the front and two in the back. Their feet expand in the winter and act like a snowshoe. They shrink back to normal size in the summer.

 

This is Steve! Reindeer are also known as caribou. They

This is Steve! Steve is also known as caribou. He has a nose that is specialized to warm air before it enters his lungs!

 

This is Rhonda!

This is Rhonda! Reindeer like Rhonda love reindeer moss! She is the only mammal in the world that can see ultraviolet light!

Some reindeer travel up to 3,000 miles a year during their annual migration. We love reindeer! They are sure are popular at this time of year! It must be because of those special species that fly!

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