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Caribou poop traded for gas money in Canada

Researchers and hunters in the Northwest Territories of Canada are encouraged to swap reindeer fecal samples for gas cards to monitor heard health of the Woodland Caribou.
In the Media by Clint Walker

How do reindeer avoid power lines?

London - Ultra-violet light-emitting power lines may upset reindeer and other animals, a new study has found. However, the animals are very adept at avoiding power cables.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Finnish reindeer glow at night to prevent accidents

Helsinki - 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...
In the Media by AFP

Reindeer in Norway to wear reflectors to avoid car accidents

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Where is Santa now?

To help children (and adults) track Santa, the U.S. government have a website dedicated to locating the jolly red-and-white figure on Christmas Eve.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Canada's Caribou habitat endangered because of climate change

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Video: Reindeer on roof made kids think Christmas came early

Verneuil-sur-indre - 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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Reindeer eyes change color in winter darkness

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

'Reindeer' visit to UK hospital probed

Glasgow - 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?
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

South Georgia to cull all of its reindeer

The British Government is preparing to cull what are described as “invasive reindeer” on the small island of South Georgia. There is no native population on the islands.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments
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