How much do you really know about reindeer?
Their scientific name is Rangifer Tarasndus.
Reindeer are also know as caribou.
Reindeer live in the Northern parts of North America including Canada and Alaska. They also live in Europe, Russian and Greenland.
Reindeer live on tundras. A tundra is a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region.
Reindeer are herbivores. They eat lichen, which is a type of moss, grass and plants.
Reindeer can live up to 15 years in the wild.
Reindeer are usually 4-5 feet tall not including their antlers. Their antlers are 3 feet tall!
Reindeer can weigh anywhere from 240 to 700 pounds.
Reindeer are the only deer in which both male and females grow antlers. They shed their antlers in the winter.
Reindeer antlers are like human fingerprints. No two reindeer antlers are exactly the same.
Reindeer use their hooves to dig for food in the snow. The outer edges of their hooves are sharp to help them walk on ice and rocks.
Reindeer can run 50 miles per hour.
Male reindeer are called bucks.
Female reindeer are called does.
Baby reindeer are called fawns.
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