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Reindeer Rangifer tarandus

Habitat

The reindeer (also known as caribou) is a deer from the arctic and subarctic.

Diet in the wild

Leaves, herbs, lichens, sedges and fungi

Diet at the Zoo

Alfalfa and specially formulated grains for reindeer

Fascinating Facts

  • Both males and females have antlers
  • Can swim across strong rivers and channels in the Arctic Ocean
  • Outer layer of fur acts as an insulator from cold weather
    and provides buoyancy in water
  • Hairs are hollow-like tubes and aid in insulation

  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400