The reindeer is a type of deer, sometimes called a caribou


Has very large hoofs, which leave an almost circular footprint and work like snowshoes. Makes snorting, bawling or roaring noises. A good swimmer.

Eats leaves, lichen, sedge grasses and fungi. Uses its sense of smell to find food, pawing through the snow in winter to find vegetation.

Its feet make clicking sounds. Both males and females have antlers. Lives in huge herds which may have thousands of animals. Can run as fast as 80 kmph (48 mph).

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