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Adaptations To Life In The Arctic

Brow tines protect eyes
The long forward section on each antler is called the brow tine, although reindeer may not have brow tines on each antler. These brow tines help to protect the reindeer's eyes when they are sparring with another reindeer, scraping their antlers on a shrub, or feeding on tall willows leaves in the summer.

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Reindeer Research Program
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