Saturday, December 24, 2016

Fact of the Day: American Reindeer

While reindeer exist across the globe, only North American reindeer are referred by the name caribou. 

15 comments:

  1. LOL (at me, that is) ~ and thanks! I didn't realize that reindeer and caribou were the same animal!

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  2. I assume that caribou is an aboriginal word. Like Fundy Blue, I've never really thought of caribou and reindeer as being the same either. But I guess they are!

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  3. But can they fly?
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Lisa

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  4. Caribou must have gotten the shaft from Santa

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  5. You know what's weird? I just like saying the word "Caribou":D

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  6. I did not know that! Merry Christmas to you and Daisy! Hope you have a wonderful weekend- Hugs- Diana

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  7. The caribou is featured on our 25 cent coins here. Have you seen the movie, The Polar Express? There is a great caribou scene. -Jenn

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  8. They brought reindeer across from siberia to the mackenzie delta in the 1930's . They had to be herded and did not mix with the native caribou. It was an interesting experiment that didn't work.

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  9. I never knew caribou was reindeer all these years!

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  10. I also never thought of them as being the same!

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  11. Reindeer are actually much smaller with delicate antlers.

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