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The Reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus) is described as a large Deer in the order of Artioldactyl and classified as a Ruminant Mammal of the family Cervidae (A.K.A. caribou in North America). Ruminant animals are even-toed, cud-chewing, hoofed, usually horned mammals which have a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments. Examples of ruminant mammals are cattle, sheep, goats, deer and giraffes. Their hooves are large and sharp enabling them to travel across large distances and areas consisting of snow and ice.

There are about 20 sub-species of Reindeer and are native to Northern climates i.e. North America and Northern Europe, Arctic tundra, forests and mountains in Russia, Northern China, Canada, Alaska and Scandinavia. They are also characterised by making long migrations, travelling further North during the summer months for fresh grazing and returning to the more temperate climates of the South in the winter for shelter.

The Reindeer is an herbivore (a plant-eater) whose diet consists of grass, moss, leaves, herbs and lichen. They are commonly found in the tundra (A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having permanently frozen subsoil.)

The male is called a Buck, the female a Doe and the offspring a Fawn.

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The Reindeer family also includes the elk, moose, caribou and deer.

The average size of a litter is one or two.

The collective name for a group of Reindeer is a herd.

The sound made by a Reindeer is referred to as a bellow.

Reindeer can run up to 64 k.p.h. (40 m.p.h.). In fact, a just born Fawn can easily outrun an athletic man.

Reindeer are characterised by having deciduous antlers which are borne by Buck and Doe. This differs from other Deer. The antlers are shed during the winter and regrown during summer.

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The origins of the word ‘Deer’ comes from the Middle English word ‘der’ meaning beast and from the Old English word ‘dor’. The origins of ‘rein’ comes from the Old Norse word ‘hreinn’

Fully grown they reach the height of 117cm (46ins) and can weigh up to 136km (300lbs).

Doe’s tend to stay in herds whereas Bucks are more solitary.

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Bucks join the herds for the rutting season in September.

The Reindeer’s broad hooves act like snowshoes.

Wild life experts consider that Reindeer are an endangered species.

One of the weirder facts is that a one year old reindeer makes a clicking sound while walking, which helps it to track others in case they go astray, or if there is a snow blizzard.

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