Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Reindeer


Reindeer are also known as caribou. (sounds like care ih boo)

They love the cold, so they only live in the frozen northern parts of the world, like the North Pole, Canada, Alaska and Russia.
reindeer
(from: wikipedia - reindeer)

When a grown up reindeer walks, their knees make a clicking sound.
The bigger the reindeer, the louder the click.
Smaller reindeer know to watch out for bigger tougher reindeer when they hear loud clicks!

A reindeer's favorite food is a type of moss called lichen. (Sounds like like en)
They eat so much of it, the moss's nickname is reindeer moss.

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