Rent our reindeer for your special
shopping mall or tree farm!
reindeer have moved into a brand new enclosure!
We have seven this year. Holly, Rhythm, Lucy, Selltic,
Ginger, and new Baby Bull to be named this year. There is a “Name the
new Reindeer” contest to give the our new female reindeer a name. Winner gets a $50 Gift Certificate to the farm.
Last year's winner was Patience
from Elyria, naming Mrs.
More about our Reindeer
There is probably no single feature of
reindeer that has fascinated humans more than the Antler. Among mammals the
antler is the only organ that is fully regenerated, and the only organ
composed of bone to be regenerated by any vertebrate. During
regeneration a full complement of hair and fatty glands develops. Nerves
grow at the same rate as the developing antler. The antler is used as a
display of social status, a weapon, a back scratcher and for knocking down
food. The antler growth cycles are directly attributed to seasonal
photoperiods, which influence the flow of the reindeer’s various growth
hormones and steroid activity. When the velvet is shed, nerves around
the pedicle remain functional and re-grow when the antler begins to grow the
following season. The antlers on male reindeer drop in December/January and
begin to grow in March or April. In female reindeer, the antler drops off in
May and begins to grow immediately after the calves are born. Calves begin
to grow antlers several days after they are born. Mature antler is
similar to skeletal bone and the tensile strength is similar to the human
tibia. Antler has a high elasticity and is much less brittle than ivory. It
can absorb a high amount of energy without breaking. Antler is about 25%
calcium, 19% phosphorus, 85 water and 39% organic matter.