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Fun Facts About Reindeer for Kids
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We’ll learn incredible facts about reindeer. Fasten your seatbelt!
First, do you know where reindeer live? We bet you do. If you said they live in the Arctic tundra, you’re spot on. You can also find them in the wet forests of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia, and Greenland. In the U.S., caribou (Kari-i-boo) is the name for the reindeer.
Here are more fascinating reindeer facts.
- Reindeer belong to the deer species. The female and male can grow antlers, and it only happens in this species. Males’ antlers can reach 1.4m in length with 44 points known as ‘tines.’ That’s awesome!
- In the wild, these animals can live for 15 years. But reindeer that people keep (domesticated) can go as far as 20 years.
- Reindeer’s favorite food is lichen. It’s a fungus that you can find in open spaces. The food looks like a moss plant and is also called reindeer lichen because of its popularity with these beautiful animals.In some parts of the world, reindeer provide people with fur, milk, meat, and antlers, from which they make tools. Some people in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Mongolia, China, and Russia still herd reindeer as part of their culture.
- Reindeer antlers drop and grow again every year. The male’s antlers start growing in February, while the female reindeer grows hers in May. Around November, the males drop their antlers but grow back in the following spring.
- When it comes to weight, a male reindeer wins compared to an average person. Its mass can be 250 kilograms (about 0.275 tons). And it can be as tall as 1.2 meters. However, females are of a smaller size than males.
- Reindeer find themselves at the mercy of predators. Animals, such as eagles, bears, and wolverines, prey on these fantastic wild animals.
- Do you know how reindeer protect themselves against snowy weather? They’ve cloven hooves (split into two) that allow them to support their weight. As a result, they can stand on snow for a long time. Reindeer can keep warm by trapping heat through their hollow fur. They’re also excellent swimmers.
- In northern Norway, the Sami people are well-known reindeer herders. And this tribe inspired the creation of the Northuldra tribe in the film Frozen II. The Sven in the movie pulls sleighs just like the Sami people in real life. You’ve also seen Santa doing the same on Christmas Eve.
- A reindeer can warm up the air it breathes through the veins around its noise to avoid getting cold. What a trick! Another fascinating thing about reindeer is that they’ve red noses like Rudolph.
Reindeer Coloring Pages
Let’s now jump into other fun-filled activities about reindeer. Here’s a vast collection of reindeer coloring pages that are perfect for preschoolers and older kids. These printable pictures can help adults develop fine motor skills in kindergarten children.
Children can use crayons or colored pencils to shade each illustration. The free reindeer coloring pages offer kids a lot of fun activities. They can color a snowman, Santa Claus, Christmas reindeer, a Christmas tree, Santa’s sleigh, and more. Your kid can make printables to showcase their Christmas craft.
All in all, the reindeer coloring pages are an excellent gift for kids on Christmas eve. Let them have fun!