Reindeer

Photo: Kommunikasjonsavdelingen, Nord-Trøndelag fylkeskommune, Sørsame med reinsdyr og slede

Reindeer is the only deer species of which both males and females possess antlers. They also lose and regrow their antlers every year.

Castrated male reindeer keep their antlers year round.

In Swedish Lapland most of the discarded reindeer antlers are left on the ground to decompose. This allows the calcium to return to the earth.

Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/02/10/off-the-grid-preserving-the-tradition-of-reindeer-herding-in-scandinavias-sami-culture/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Reindeer
http://www.iucn.org/?8879/Reindeer-not-just-for-Christmas
Christmas reindeer mystery as world’s largest herd plummets
Reindeer Cam
http://reindeerherding.orghttp://reindeerherding.org/blog/the-language-of-snow-unesco

Diet
caribou_moss

Flickr
Reindeer – Nutti Sámi Siida

Twitter
@ReindeerHerding

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Artwork / Cue Yourself
Ráidu = When you travel with the reindeer in a long row following each other #sami @nuttisamisiida

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Wikipedia
Reindeer

Sámi Vocabulary
Ráidu = When you travel with reindeer in a long row following each other

Elsewhere on the Web
Reindeer husbandry
http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2013/12/27/finnish_the_language_has_a_word_for_the_distance_that_a_reindeer_can_travel.html

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