Photo: Kommunikasjonsavdelingen, Nord-Trøndelag fylkeskommune, Sørsame med reinsdyr og slede
Reindeer is the only deer species of which both males and females possess antlers. They also lose and regrow their antlers every year.
Castrated male reindeer keep their antlers year round.
In Swedish Lapland most of the discarded reindeer antlers are left on the ground to decompose. This allows the calcium to return to the earth.
Elsewhere on the Web
Christmas reindeer mystery as world’s largest herd plummets
http://reindeerherding.org – http://reindeerherding.org/blog/the-language-of-snow-unesco
Ráidu = When you travel with reindeer in a long row following each other