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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