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Antlers are extensions of the skull grown by members of the deer family. They are true bone structures that usually grow in symmetrical pairs. In most species, only the male grows antlers and the an...

Why do female reindeer grow antlers? | Discover Wildlife

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Dec 10, 2014 ... Males of almost all deer species grow antlers, used to battle for females. But reindeer are the only species in which the females also grow them, ...

Sex of Santa's Reindeer : snopes.com

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Female reindeer retain their antlers until after they give birth in the spring. ... We do know, from a few furtive sightings, that their antlers appear to be extremely velvety and ... Santa's reindeer also have the unique and remarkable ability to fly.

Reindeer information - Reindeer Owners and Breeders Association

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In the case of reindeer, males & females both grow antlers, that are deciduous, solid antlers ... Reindeer look a lot like their wild North American cousins, the caribou, but are somewhat (8-10 ... Reindeer do not require large areas or facilities.

Caribou Migration - Annenberg Learner

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Q. How do you tell the male (bull) from the female (cow)? Because both sexes have antlers it can be difficult determining the sex of the younger aged animals ...

Are All of Santa's Reindeer Female? - Urban Legends

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Mar 28, 2016 ... Male reindeer typically shed their antlers by November, leading ... Cervidae, to have females do so), male reindeer drop their antlers at the ...

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is a female - Telegraph

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Nov 3, 2009 ... Of the forty different species of deer in the world, only in reindeer do females have antlers. Females cast their antlers in spring, growing them ...

How to Distinguish a Female Caribou From a Male Caribou ...

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You might be able to tell that a caribou is female simply by her lack of antlers. When female caribou do have antlers, they're generally nowhere near as big as ...

Do female reindeer have antlers? | Reference.com

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Reindeer are the only species of deer in which both the females and males grow antlers. Female reindeer can grow antlers that are 20 inches long, and males ...

Do female deer have antlers? | Reference.com

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Male deer do have antlers and are known as bucks while female deer are known ... deer species, the caribou is the only deer species where females with antlers ...

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11 Things You Might Not Know About Reindeer | Mental Floss

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Dec 7, 2015 ... At least one subspecies, the Arctic Reindeer, is already extinct. ... Although the females in certain populations do not have antlers, many do.

Reindeer | San Diego Zoo Animals

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Males begin to grow antlers in February and females in May. ... In winter, they make do with lichen (also called reindeer moss) and fungi, scraping the snow ...

Are Santa's Reindeer Males? - Live Science

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Sep 20, 2012 ... Here's why: Here on the ground, male reindeer shed their antlers at the ... for an Arctic journey, though a flightless one, females might have the ...