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:

Fundy Blue said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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!

Moscow Blogger said...

it`s grate

Magazinci said...

looks hilarious

Lisa said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Caribou must have gotten the shaft from Santa

Emmylou said...

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

NanaDiana said...

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

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

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

Gloria Baker said...

BeUtiful !

Red said...

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.

Christine said...

I never knew caribou was reindeer all these years!

Martha said...

I also never thought of them as being the same!

Andrew-L'autre said...

Learn something new every day!

stephen Hayes said...

Reindeer are actually much smaller with delicate antlers.