An Arctic and subarctic-dwelling deer of the species Rangifer tarandus, with a number of subspecies.
Any ruminant of the genus Rangifer, of the Deer family, found in the colder parts of both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and having long irregularly branched antlers, with the brow tines palmate.
arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called reindeer in Eurasia and caribou in North America
The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as caribou in North America, is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to Arctic, subarctic, tundra, boreal, and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America. This includes both sedentary and migratory populations.