Sunday/ here’s my reindeer

Behold the latest addition to my collection of Schleich animals: a reindeer (Rangifer tarandus).  In North America, we call them caribou.

Some arctic regions still have huge migrating herds of reindeer. The Taimyr herd of migrating Siberian tundra reindeer (R. t. sibiricus) in Russia is the largest wild reindeer herd in the world, varying between 400,000 and 1,000,000 [from Wikipedia].

No, his nose is not red, and his name is not Rudolph! (In traditional Christmas legend, Santa Claus’s reindeer pull a sleigh through the night sky to help him deliver gifts to good children on Christmas Eve).

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