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