Zoo Animal Nutrition

Reindeer Feeding

Welcome back! In the first two parts of this article series we have covered the basics of reindeer nutrition and wild diets. Let’s take a quick trip down the memory lane before diving in to practical reindeer feeding: Reindeer is an intermediate ruminant with the ability to use grazing strategy during winter and browsing strategy Read More

Reindeer Diet

Reindeer diet in the wild varies a lot throughout the year. In this article, we will discuss reindeer’s natural diet and its seasonal changes. We also talk about the physiological changes that accomodate the changes in diet. In case you haven’t read the first post in this series, about the basics of reindeer nutrition, check Read More

Reindeer Nutrition

Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) and Forest Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus) are unique northern ruminants. They have distinctive and prominent adaptations for surviving in harsh, seasonal environment. Even in captivity, far away from their native habitats, they show physiological changes aimed to respond to seasonal changes. Because of this they need appropriate, seasonal diets in captivity. Read More