9 Facts About Reindeer That Will Blow Your Mind

by The Usual Sources | Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013 | 6 views

Cute babies, magical pee, and badass cold tolerance? This year, bring up reindeer facts during family Christmas dinner. You’ll be glad you did.

Okay, let's start with the basics: Reindeer are super cute.

Okay, let's start with the basics: Reindeer are super cute.

Just look at that chest fluff and those baby antlers and try not to cry from the cute.

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I mean, really. A baby reindeer is enough to make you melt.

I mean, really. A baby reindeer is enough to make you melt.

Just look at those lil toes!

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Oh, and also? Their eyes change color with the FREAKIN' SEASONS.

Oh, and also? Their eyes change color with the FREAKIN' SEASONS.

See, their eyes change from a golden green in the summer to a blue in the winter in order to help them see with the lack of sunlight. I bet YOUR EYES don't do that, do they?

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Reindeer are so tough that even in the summer they prefer to keep it cool.

Reindeer are so tough that even in the summer they prefer to keep it cool.

When grazing in their native Lapland region (the Arctic north of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Northwest Russia) reindeer tend to migrate vertically in the summer, meaning that they go up into the mountains to find cooler temperatures. When the rest of us would be thrilled to have a break from the harsh Finnish cold, reindeer have no interest in those shenanigans.

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