The first reindeer calves of 2019 began arriving at the Fairbanks Experiment Farm on Friday, April 12.
Male and female calves were born late Friday night, and the third reindeer calf, a female, arrived Saturday morning at 5 a.m.
“We found it Saturday morning when we came in to feed,” said reindeer caretaker Erin Carr.
Workers discovered two more calves Tuesday morning, April 16.
On Monday afternoon, the newest calf and its mother, Lola, rested in the pen closest to the barn, on the uphill side of West Tanana Drive. Visitors snapped photos of the gangly calf through the fence as it sniffed around the grassy field, nursed and stayed close to its mother.
The calf, who will be named this summer, weighed 13.5 pounds. Carr said the calves... read more