Are reindeer real? Christmas Demystified Now!
Are reindeer real?
So you’ve asked yourself “are reindeer real?”.
Reindeer absolutely are real! Although the ones living in the wild sadly cannot fly a sleigh. However, they are still a pretty cool species of deer that are often known as caribou in North America.
…a little more info please?
The official name for the reindeer species is “Rangifer tarandus”. They are one of the only members of the deer family where the females also grow antlers! Reindeer, or caribou, live in a variety of countries including Canada, Alaska, and Northern parts of Asia and Europe. They don’t actually live exclusively at the north pole but do tend to be found in more Northern regions.
Reindeer are herbivores meaning that they eat plant material. Like many herbivores, they are considered a prey animal rather than a predator. This means that they tend to flee the situation and try to avoid being eaten rather than being top dog that hunts others down.
don’t forget to leave a comment about this post or what you’d like to see next
Further Reading – check out these links if you want to learn more about reindeer!
Check out our other recent articles too!