Also known as caribou, they form vast herds over the Arctic plains
Our Expert Says… "Almost all the reindeer herds in existence today have had close relationships with humans for thousands of years. As people learned to follow and then drive the herds and take some of the animals for meat, they also helped to protect the reindeer from predators like wolves who might threaten this source of food. It's for this reason that this almost symbiotic relationship has developed, a precursor to true domestication of animals."
The reindeer is known as the caribou in North America. They are found in the arctic and sub-arctic areas of North American, Europe, and Russia in habitats including forests, mountains, and tundra. There are more than 15 sub-species of reindeer currently recognized.
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