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Reindeer Captured After Escaping Mall Santa

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

Dashing through the snow, one reindeer from Santa's sleigh, escaped a Colorado mall, prancing all the way. Well, reports of the prancing have not b...

Hunters Slaughter 3,500 Reindeer Near Antarctica

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green

OSLO, March 18 (Reuters) - Hunters have slaughtered 3,500 reindeer on a British island near Antarctica in a step to get rid of animals that were bro...

The Truth Behind Rudolph's Red Nose

Posted 12.25.2012 | Green

By Marc Lallanilla, Life's Little Mysteries Assistant Editor: Most people know Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had a very shiny nose — bu...

Reindeer Get Good News Just in Time

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced a management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) that balances wildlife conservation and energy development in the biggest public landscape in the nation.

Santa's Credit Score is 777

Adrian Nazari | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money
Adrian Nazari

Ever wonder what Santa's credit score looked like?

Santa's Workshop Is All Out of Pink! Ho, Ho, Ho!

Lori Day | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

My workshop has just run out of the color pink. I know, I know, tell me about it. Now, I know what you're thinking, parents. You're thinking, there goes Christmas for my girls! There it just effing went! But hang on a minute. Santa's no quitter, no sir.

Why Won't The Feds Protect Rudolph Anymore?

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green

SALMON, Idaho, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The federal government on Wednesday unveiled its final habitat protection plan for the last U.S. woodland caribou,...

PHOTOS: Reindeer Population Plummeting

Posted 12.25.2011 | Green

If Santa is ever in need of some replacement reindeer, he will have considerably less to choose from than he would have 10 years ago. The world's ...


Benni Cinkle | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home
Benni Cinkle

So Rudolph is born special. He has a special gift and is super amazing. But not all the reindeer see that. So the reindeer choose that the only way to handle something like that is to reject it. They laugh at Rudolph and hurt his feelings.

Christmas and the Reindeer: What Is One to Do?

Ken White | Posted 02.21.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

A Miracle on 34th Street aside, most families develop their own holiday classics. Here's one of our favorites, back long ago when our daughter, now grown, struggled to keep her eyes open in hopes of catching a glimpse of Santa.

Reindeer Combat Climate Crisis -- At a Cost

Neil Wagner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

There are two primary ways to deal with climate change -- mitigation and adaptation -- and reindeer are involved with both.

Rudolph May Be Female (And Other Weird Reindeer Facts)

Mental Floss | Posted 02.11.2012 | Weird News

You surely recall the most famous reindeer of all, and the rest of Santa's reindeer, too. But other than their sled-pulling capabilities and discrimin...

Life With Reindeer!

Posted 01.06.2012 | World

Ready for the holiday season? In the far, far north, where the sun doesn't set for weeks, Sami reindeer herders are zipping around on ATVs and snowmob...

Reindeer On The Roof!

Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.07.2012 | San Francisco

It's probably safe to assume that Golden Gate Park's California Academy of Sciences has a chimney. Otherwise Santa made a big mistake parking his rein...

House Rhetoricians vs. Santa's Reindeers

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Reindeer are dying in large numbers all across the Arctic. If the actions of the House Rhetoricians are allowed to play out this year, Rudolph won't be here much longer to carry Santa around the globe.

PHOTOS: This Week's Best In Animals -- Puppy In Stroller, Baby Cockatoo, Lions & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So many babies! From baby pandas to baby giraffes, we've got the baby sector covered this week. The litter of 17 puppies definitely sent us over the t...

Reindeer Get High On Magic Mushrooms, Says Scientist

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Turns out the myth of flying reindeer might not be that far from the truth: According to a piece in Pharmaceutical Journal by scientist Andrew Haynes,...

U.S. Deports Santa

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

The AP reports the U.S. Department of Immigration apprehended Santa Claus attempting to illegally enter the United States.

13 Reindeer Dogs To Get You Into The Holiday Spirit (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The holiday season is upon us, and we know what that really means -- one more opportunity to dress up our pets in seasonally-appropriate attire. And t...

Black Friday Deals Worth Rising Early For

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Get your game face on, Denver. Black Friday is nearing. To help prepare you for the most intense shopping day of the year, here's a guide to goings-o...

Christmas Penguins Greet Children At South Korea's Everland Park (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

December may still be a few weeks away, but that didn't stop some South Korean penguins from breaking into the holiday cheer a bit earlier than usual....

300 Reindeer Die In Tragic Pre-Christmas Accident

GlobalPost | Marcus Oscarsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was bad enough that nearly 300 reindeer tragically drowned before Christmas after the ice collapsed on a Swedish river crossing....

This Gift Could Save Your Job

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Nowadays, Santa's favorite reindeer game is sacking Blitzen if he isn't pulling his weight, thus downsizing the team from an unwieldy eight to a lean and mean seven.

Reindeer In Sharp Decline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Alaska, Canada, Greenland and other Arctic regions, people depend on caribou and reindeer as both a food source and a spiritual anchor. A new study...