10 cool Facts about Reindeers for Kids
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1. The Reindeer lives only in colder regions of the northern hemisphere. It is native to the Arctic and Sub Arctic regions of the world
2. In most deer Species, the males use antlers to fight each other and only males grow antlers, but in reindeers both species grow antlers
Both Males and Females grow Antlers because they serve one more purpose in the case of Reindeer, they are used to shove away Snow.
3. They don not have internalized 24 hour clocks .This is useful for their survival as it helps their sleep-wake cycle and metabolism cope with the long ‘polar-days’ and ‘polar-nights’ of the regions in which they live.
4. In North America, Reindeer are known by another name “Caribou”. Caribou is a French word that means “ Snow Shoveller”
5.Reindeer were some of the first domesticated animals. It is believed that domestication started as early as Bronze and Iron Ages
6. The male Reindeer can measure upto 7 feet in length and weigh upto 700 pounds
7.Svalbard Reindeer is a subspecies of the Reindeer endemic only to Svalbard island of Norway and is much smaller compared to its other counterparts
8.Reindeer are popular as Santa’s Sleigh pullers. Reindeer first became associated with Christmas through the poem ‘A visit from St. Nicholas’, which was written in 1823 by an American called Clement Clarke Moore
9. The original team of reindeer which pulled Santa’s sleigh were: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, according to the poem.
10. The story of Rudolph was a separate story written by Robert L. May in 1939 as a children’s story. Due to its popularity, boosted by the song ‘Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer’, Rudolph was later accepted as being a part of Santa’s team.
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