Category: reindeer

Reindeer’s eyes are golden in the spring and summer, and in the winter, they become a rich blue. The color change helps the reindeer see better during the long dark winters in the arctic.

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Reindeer aren’t native to Alaska. Sheldon Jackson purchased them from Siberia to help with the food shortages in the late 1800s. He brought in 16 and by the late 1930s there were 640,000.