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Texas A&M professor says Rudolph might be a female

Posted: 10:34 AM, Dec 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-13 16:34:34Z
Texas A&M professor says Rudolph might be a female

A deer expert and Texas A&M veterinary professor is saying that classic Christmas character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his other reindeer friends might actually have been female. 

Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon is a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as the director of the Winnie Carter Wildlife Center. 

Blue-McLendon said that reindeer are the only type of deer that can grow antlers. 

“So according to the legend, it’s very possible that Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was a female,” she said in a press release. “For that matter, Prancer, Dancer and all of the rest of the reindeer could have been females.”

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