WILLIAMS, Ariz. - A few months ago, the Grand Canyon Deer Farm added two new reindeer to its herd. Now, those two reindeer are meeting families and posing with Santa.
Mistletoe and Holly are 8 months old and lived in Washington before they were brought to the Williams farm.
" We got them about three months ago and they were pretty wild," said Amy Kravitz, employee at Grand Canyon Deer Farm. "It took three months for them to get used to the people and the children."
Here are some little-known facts about these reindeer:
1. Reindeer are the only breed of deer where the females grow antlers. The bulls have bigger horns but they shed them at the end of fall.
2. Reindeer have been domesticated for longer than many of the breeds of deer at the farm.
3.They have large feet to make it easier to move through snow.
4. Reindeer have extra-insulating hollow fur, so while they appear soft they are actually very coarse.
The farm is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and for $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for children you can feed the deer, pet the reindeer and meet all the animals.