Reindeer is any of several large deer of the genus Rangifer, of northern and arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, both male and female of which have antlers.
Some Facts about Reindeer
- Did you know that reindeer can run 50 miles per hour!
- A male reindeer is called a Buck.
- A female reindeer is called a Doe.
- A baby reindeer is called a Fawn.
- A mother usually gives birth to one fawn a year but sometimes two are born.
- A fawn is usually 10-11 pounds when born.
- A reindeer’s milk has more fat than cow’s milk.
- Reindeer are also known as Caribou. In Europe they are called Reindeer all the time. America we called them Caribou in the wild and when domesticated we call them Reindeer.
- Scientific Name: Rangifer Tarasndus.
- Reindeer live in the Northern parts of North America including Canada and Alaska also in Europe, Russia and Greenland. Lets us not forget with Santa at the North Pole.
- They live on tundras. A tundra is a vast flat, treeless Arctic Region.
- Reindeer are herbivores meaning they are plant eaters.
- They eat lichen a type of moss, grass and plants.
- A reindeer can live up to 15 years in the wild.