Reindeer

Species: Rangifer tarandus

Geographic Range: Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Northern Europe, Northern Asia

Size: 4 to 5 feet tall

Lifespan: up to 20 years

Conservation Status: Least concern

Como’s Reindeer

Find them with the Hoof Stock Map

Fun Facts

  • Reindeer are members of the deer family.
  • Both male and female reindeer grow antlers.
  • Antlers are shed completely and re-grown each year.
  • Calves can stand on their own just minutes after birth.
  • In North America we use the term “caribou” for wild individuals and “reindeer” for domesticated ones, in many parts of Europe and Asia, the word “reindeer” is used to describe all of them What we call caribou, they simply call”wild reindeer.”