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Important Reindeer Facts!

A few reindeer facts to keep parents in the know:
1. Another name for a reindeer is a caribou.
2. Reindeer antlers can grow up to 130cm long.
3. It is the only deer species where both sexes have antlers.
4. Reindeer can live up to 20 years.
5. A highly nomadic species, a reindeer can travel 5000km per year in the Arctic Circle (aka North Pole).
6. Reindeer are good swimmers.
7. The reindeer was domesticated by humans 3000 years ago.
8. The names to remember: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.
9. Rudolph has the red nose.
10. They made Santa famous! 🙂
Thanks Werribee Open Range Zoo Victoria for this important info!

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