Their noses warm up air before it gets to their lungs and their entire bodies, including their hooves, are covered with fur. Females are typically smaller, around 5. Reindeer are built for the cold. They are weened completely within six months and start growing their first set of antlers around their second birthday. In the spring, herds can get even bigger — from 50, to , members. Reindeer are also called caribou, depending on their location. Many Arctic societies still rely on this animal for food, clothing and materials for shelter.
Karlee. Age: 30.
John Cullen of the University of Rochester said.
Alivia. Age: 25.
Facts About Reindeer
Reindeer also often refers to domesticated animals, while caribou refers to wild populations. Reindeers become mature at 4 to 6 years old and live 15 to 18 years. Male reindeer grow to 28 to 53 inches 70 to centimeters tall from hooves to shoulder, and around 5.