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Random Reindeer Facts You Should Know [VIDEO]

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They’re one of Santa’s favorite animals, but many people don’t know a lot about them. Break out the trivia this Christmas with these reindeer facts.

Reindeer are an integral part of Christmas, but their lives are often shrouded in mystery. With the help of the San Francisco Academy of Science, you can learn all sorts of reindeer facts.

You may be surprised, because Prancer, Dancer and Vixen are not what you think they are. Here we get silly presenters with the Bro Series and an expert tell us about reindeer.

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There are so many reindeer facts to know!

From having the longest migration of any land animal to being able to run up to 48 miles per hour, reindeer are a whole lot cooler than you originally thought.

And how neat, that Santa’s fleet aren’t males like most people assume. Nope, only female reindeer keep their antlers during the winter, and that means Santa’s hanging out with the ladies.

I’m thinking it’s time to start renaming them. Instead of Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, I’m thinking Mary, Mindy, Donna and Denise may be more fitting.

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Random Reindeer Facts You Should Know [VIDEO]