Today there are no wild reindeer in Sweden, but the tame variant of its relative. They are a grey colour with lighter streaks on the side. During the summer the reindeer eat a lot of brushwood, herbs and grass. In the winter they eat mushrooms and lichen that they dig from under the snow.
The females and their young live in a group, while the males live alone for the majority of the year. They mate in the autumn and the calves are born in May.
• There are 7 subspecies of reindeer.
• The reindeer is the only deer animal where both the female and the male carry horns.
• In North America, the reindeer is called Caribou.
• There is a clicking sound when the reindeer runs due to a tendon running across a bony prominence on their hooves.