5 cool Reindeer fun facts

Did you know these 5 cool reindeer fun facts?


  1. Reindeer have the longest migration of any land mammal in the world – about 5000 km (3100 miles) – and travel between 12 -34 miles (20-55 miles) per day at a speed of about 60-80 kpm (37-50 mph).
  2. Reindeer are the only species of deer in which both the male and female have antlers. Both males and females shed their antlers every year and grow new ones in the spring and summer.
  3. The pads on reindeer hooves shrinks in the winter to give them better traction on ice and snow.
  4. Reindeer hairs are hollow tubes to provide insulation.
  5. Reindeer are also known as caribou.


Here’s a bonus reindeer fun fact – Reindeer are awesome swimmers. Check out this fantastic video. (My students say it looks like reindeer flying, so ….)



Reindeer Photo by Frans Van Heerden from Pexels

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