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Animals: Reindeer Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about reindeer, the oldest domesticated animal. Find out about different kinds of reindeer, their habitats, diet, and history. Discover how reindeer have become Santa’s carriers and friends. Learn whether reindeer can really fly or it is just a myth. Includes a movie, photographs, printouts, quizzes, lesson plans, and recipes of reindeer favorite snack.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

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Scroll down the page to learn about two types of reindeer: wild and domesticated. Find out about their distinctive antlers, their habitats, and diet. Includes photos and a fact sheet.
Find out about wild species of reindeer: caribou. Click on the photograph to enlarge it. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Read about reindeer and learn how native Indians tribes historically depended on these animals. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
This page has extensive information about caribou and reindeer, their population, habitats, and ecological concerns. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
This page has several photographs of reindeer in Alaska. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Here are photographs of reindeer, with photos of reindeer babies.
This page has information about reindeers and includes a quiz, Label Me! printout, and a reindeer book. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This article is written by a scientist who did experiments with his young daughter to test the theory of the existence of Santa Claus. They set two testable hypotheses: reindeer really know how to fly and Santa can get down the chimney, and tested them. Learn what they have discovered. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Find out how a story about a reindeer Rudolf was born by clicking on "The Ninth Reindeer." NOTE: This site includes ads.
This page has information on how some animals had developed ability to fly. Scroll down the page to find out why regular reindeer do not fly. Is it also true for the Santa's nine reindeer? NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Find answers on many questions about Santa's reindeer and learn their names, find out whether they are males of females, what makes them fly, and where they live.
Read funny biographies of each reindeer in Santa's sleigh. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Here are recipes of Christmas treats for reindeers and kids. NOTE: The site includes ads.

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