RRP News & Events

April 2019

Name our 2019 Calves!
The Reindeer Research Program has some expecting reindeer cows and several calves have already been born so far in 2019. Reindeer calves are generally born in April and May. We generally give the mother and calf 12-24 hours to form a strong bond before we tag and weigh the newborn. If we process the calf too soon we risk the reindeer cow abandoning her calf. If we wait too long, the calf becomes very mobile and it could be very stressful catching it to tag and weigh. Once a calf is tagged, its information is entered into our database and it will show up on the calf watch list. Click on the Calf Watch link above to see if we have any newborn calves to announce! Please Click Here to help us name our 2019 calves! We will use the list of submitted names to name the calves when they are weaned in August.

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