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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysChristmas · 1 decade ago

What's the difference between a deer and a reindeer?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Deer's are real and reindeers don't exist

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Of course reindeer are real! For a long time I thought "Reindeer" was just a compound noun of dear after being used so often, but it turns out it really is a scientific difference. Deer in general (red deer, moose, etc.) belong to the family Cervidae. The reindeer has a different genus and species as the common deer. Scientifically speaking it is called Rangifer tarandus, you might have heard it been called caribou.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A reindeer helps santa, and a deer does not. Also, reindeer fly.

  • 1 decade ago

    Reindeer can fly, deer can't, they are really good at getting hit by cars though.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A reindeer is actually a caribou. A sub-artic breed of deer.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Reindeer are used to Arctic temperatures and their hooves are different from regular deer.

  • 1 decade ago

    reindeers have horns and deers dont reindeers paul santas slay deers dont (joke)lol

  • 1 decade ago

    Reindeer are actually domesticated caribou.

  • 1 decade ago

    They are cousins.. deer/caribou... There is a large group within the deer family, to include caribou, elk, moose... not to be confused with antelopes..

  • they have different appearance.

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