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reindeer

Rangifer tarandus, the large, wild ruminant of Christmas mythology, a mirror image of the North American caribou except that the latter cannot be domesticated whereas reindeer adapt easily. Large brown animals with a white buttock patch and lower parts, large antlers in both male and female.

reindeer warble fly
see oedemagenatarandi.
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Gwen Rees The saddest looking creatures I ever saw were reindeers corralled together for Christmas revellers 'enjoyment'.
Of course, it wasn't long before the lights had been tampered with and one of the baby reindeers head was no longer lit.
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IT all got very festive when two reindeers visited young people at a Tyneside hospital.
A COUNCIL has defended using live reindeers in a Christmas parade after criticism from an animal charity.
Reindeers are also making an appearance as permanent residents at ZSL London Zoo.
Appearances by real reindeers have become more popular over the years and none more so than in Cowbridge, which is holding its annual reindeer parade followed by the Christmas lights switch-on.
IALWAYS wanted to tell you this myth about Santa's beloved reindeers, and the other day I was reminded of it while I was experiencing my annual nightmare visit to Farmaggedon, which just gets scarier and scarier.
Dr Foster also warned of the dangers of stag reindeers rutting at this time of year.
A PETA spokesperson said: "Christmas is a time for peace and goodwill to all and this should extend to reindeers too.
Sam Ferguson with one of Santa's helpful reindeers.
as reindeers pull their sledges and provide them with their clothes and food and even the roofs of their tepeestyle homes, which protect them against temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Centigrade and icy winds that can reach a frightening Force 10.