by chelsea schuyler
Merry Holidays everyone!
just thought you should know in case you were worried about all that testosterone on your roof, what with Santa’s brigade of reindeer n’all, fear not! Most likely, all those reindeer are chicks, as male caribou (reindeer = caribou) shed their antlers in november, while the chicks don’t shed until late spring.
Though not as large as the moose, caribou antlers are larger in relation to body size than any other deer. Takes a lot to remake crazy huge antlers like that. Growing at an inch a day, it’s the fastest growing tissue in the animal world! Stuff ain’t just bone either, at first it’s covered in “velvet” which is filled with blood vessels and nerve endings.
Fun facts for your blog stocking.