The animals

The wild forest raindeer

The wild forest reindeer is a cousin of the semi-domesticated reindeer.

Renne des forêts

When spring breaks, the females withdraw to a quiet and safe area to give birth. For the first couple of weeks, the mother and her calf live peacefully together, communicating with low bleats and grunts.

During the autumn, the males engage in furious battles. Once the fighting is over, the  victorious males take possession of the female herd, but also of the calves that were born during the year and, the year-old calves, for as long as the mating season lasts.

Sadly, the species is currently threatened by extinction because of its low birth rate and ever increasing mortality rate...