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July 4, 2018

Two European reindeer born

UPDATE: Another European forest reindeer was born on July 4th. His name is Sven and is the first descendant of Sjakira. The father of both young is Lave.

June 28th a European forest reindeer (v) was born. Animal caretaker Melle filmed her shaky steps this morning. She is the first offspring of the young Swedish male Lave who arrived in Blijdorp Zoo last year.  Her mother is Rita. The caretakers gave the little one a Finnish name: Ella. Forest reindeer are a subspecies of reindeer and have a larger head and legs than the regular reindeer.