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Animal of the Month: Reindeer around the world

We all know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. But do you know about the different subspecies of reindeer and caribou inhabiting the snowy climes of the extremes of the northern hemisphere? As Santa Claus travels the globe, here’s an exploration of the possible types of reindeer that are pulling his sleigh.

Map background: Winter Abstract Snowflake Background in Blue by Olga Maksimava via Shutterstock. Watercolor map of the world isolated on white by mainfu via Shutterstock.

Featured image credit: Caribou by Free-Photos. Public domain via Pixabay

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