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The REAL Rudolph Has Bloody Antlers and Super Vision

December 21, 2016

Santa's reindeer just got a whole lot more interesting. Subscribe to Gross Science! ‖ Twitter! ‖ Tumblr! ↓Want more gross info?↓ Paper on reindeer seeing UV light: Mother Jones on reindeer size and climate change: Info on people who herd reindeer around the world: Reindeer’s IUCN Status: -- Host, Writer, Animator, Editor Anna Rothschild Camera Jeffrey Wood Snowflake Waltz a Tinker Belles b Sugar Plums b Music Provided by APM Original Footage ©WGBH Educational Foundation 2106 GROSS FOOTAGE AND IMAGES Male Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) shedding the velvet from its antlers, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, September Roy Mangersnes/Nature Picture Library Santa Claus rides in a reindeer sleigh. He hastens to give gifts before Christmas. This is fast team of eight deer. Shutterstock/Vladimir Melnikov reindeer in velvet roaming in lush green arctic svalbard meadow Shutterstock/FloridaStock full grown shaggy Reindeer with peeling shedding velvet on antlers Shutterstock/paolo airenti Caribou group on pastures in the mountains of Kamchatka in Russia Shutterstock/Sergey Krasnoshchokov 20070818-0001-strolling reindeer Wikimedia Commons/Alexandre Buisse OSHA radiation spectrum Wikimedia Commons/OSHA Safety and Health Topics Norway on the globe (Svalbard special) (Europe centered) Wikimedia Commons/TUBS White Baby Reindeer Flickr/Heather Sunderland Sami people north of Arctic Circle, Norway Wikimedia Commons/Preus museum Sami village in Kanadaskogen (4502615016) Wikimedia Commons/Bergen Public Library Norway Sørsame (8220918846) Wikimedia Commons/Kommunikasjonsavdelingen NTFK Sami People with a reindeer Wikimedia Commons/(WT-en) JensANDMarian GROSS SFX Cockroaches Freesound/StateAardvark­ (used with permission from author) Squeak Pack/squeak_10 Freesound/Corsica_S Pencil Freesound/fastson Jelly Mangling on Plate Freesound/lolamadeus Jawharp Boing Freesound/plingativator Projector Screen Pull In Out Freesound/yoh Candy wrapper crinkle b volivieri Dog Howl 01 Freesound/cgeffex Basket creak Freesound/sheepfilms Gross Science is produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios