Blogmas 2021 – Day 5

Something new we did this year was visit Santa’s castle and meet a couple of the reindeer. While we were there the helper was telling the kids about how reindeer lose their antlers because one of them didn’t have theirs. I never really knew anything about reindeer, so I decided to share some facts about them today!

  • Reindeer are part of the deer family.
  • Reindeer is both the singular and plural form of the species.
  • Unlike the Bambi sort of deer, both male and female reindeer grow antlers.
  • Reindeer’s antlers are the heaviest and largest of the deer species.
  • Reindeer grow their antlers and each year they will fall off, coming back bigger year after year.
  • Males lose their antlers in November and females lose them in May. Which has caused speculation that Rudolph must be a female because of the antlers during Christmas eve.
  • Reindeer are the most domesticated of the deer species, used for milk, meat, and hides.
  • Reindeer were first introduced into Christmas time in 1821 when a New York Printer printed an anonymously written 16 page story called A New Year’s Present to the Little Ones from Five to Twelve, Part III. Two years afterwards a poem was written called A Visit From St. NICHOLAS, which today we now know as T’was The Night Before Christmas.

I actually find Reindeer to be super cute and asked Chris if we could get one 🤣. Obviously not seriously, but maybe one day!

As for Bob…

The kids got quite a kick out of him today.

Is anyone else’s children obsessed with baby yoda or is it just mine? 😜

Source Fun Facts About Reindeer and Caribou [FDA WEBSITE].

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
close-alt close collapse comment ellipsis expand gallery heart lock menu next pinned previous reply search share star