Reindeer

Reindeer

REINDEER

Rangifer tarandus

  • Native to: The reindeer is native to Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Northern Europe and lives in woodlands, coniferous forests and tundra.
  • Diet: They are herbivores and their diet consists of mosses, grasses, shoots, willow, lichens and fungi.
  • Lifespan: 20 years in captivity.
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern.
  • Fun Facts: Their breeding season is October and this is called the ‘Rut’.  After a gestation period of approximately 228 days, a single calf is born.

 

 

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October 10, 2014

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