Beyond Rudolph: Reindeer Origins and Habits
Did you know that reindeer hair is hollow to keep the animals insulated against the frigid arctic winds? Or that female reindeer are the only type of deer besides caribou that have antlers?
A story on Illinois public radio’s Afternoon Magazine with Celeste Quinn takes a look at the origins and characteristics of the reindeer. Quinn conducts a lighthearted, 10-minute interview with professor Clifford F. Shipley, DVM, who works with various members of the deer family, including reindeer at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois.
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