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How many reindeer pulled Santa's sleigh?

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Santa has a team of nine reindeer to pull his sleigh: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and, finally, Rudolph, who leads them all with his bright, red nose.

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How many reindeer pulled Santa's sleigh?
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Santa's magical, flying reindeer are fictional animals based on the herds of reindeer found in northern climates. On the Arctic Circle, Finland's Lapland is, according to local legend, the location of Santa's secret home. It is also home to an estimated 200,000 reindeer. With remarkable cold-weather adaptations, including hooves and footpads that change for better traction in icy conditions and insulated winter overcoats, reindeer thrive in harsh winter conditions.

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