Norway is experiencing unusually high summer temperatures at present and on Monday, authorities were forced to close part of a motorway in the Arctic north, after reindeer sought shady refuge in a road tunnel.
Every year, reindeer herders use an old Norwegian Navy landing craft to ferry around 10,000 reindeer to their summer home on islands in the Finnmark and Troms counties. Photographer Jan Olsen decided to catch the event on a time lapse video.
Glowing reindeer can be spotted in northern Finland thanks to a reflective spray which makes them more visible in a bid to prevent car accidents, Finnish reindeer breeders said Tuesday."We are hoping that it is so useful that we can use the spray in th...
It seems Rudolph's red nose is not sufficient. Special biodegradable reflector cuffs will now be placed on the horns of around 10,000 reindeer in northern Norway in an effort to prevent them being run over by passing motorists.
The North American caribou, and in particular, the Woodland caribou found in the southern Canadian Rockies and northern America are already an endangered species. Now, there is concern over their specialized habitat disappearing, perhaps forever.
Children in the little town of Verneuil-sur-Indre in the Indre-et-Loire department of central France can be forgiven for thinking Santa had arrived early, when the reindeer appeared on a garage roof in the center of town.
To survive the wintery conditions in the Arctic, scientists have found that one part of an reindeer’s eyes changes color. This adaptation increases the sensitivity of the animal’s vision, helping it navigate the through the darker months.
Having to spend Christmas in hospital is usually not good. If you are a child it could be extremely upsetting. Staff try to bring 'festive cheer' to the wards, but is a visit by a 'reindeer' a step too far?
The headline is not the start of Christmas joke. Scientists have found that a reindeer’s nose is red because it is richly supplied with red blood cells, which help to protect the animal from getting too cold and to regulate brain temperature.
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, made a very tasty snack. Santa ate way too many, he's gonna have a heart attack. All of the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him game. They never let poor Rudolph know he would be someone's present as a sausage pack.
"That was a new experience for me," the 50-year-old officer told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "It isn't normal procedure for a police officer to grab a reindeer through his car window. I've never heard of it before."