Question: Aren't there any girl reindeer?
Susan S, age 34 asks:
My son Eric has stumped me. He would like to know if all of the reindeer are boys. Although I know there must be girl reindeer at the North Pole, we are specifically wondering about those who pull the sleigh. Thank You for your help!
I think Elf Victor will be by later to answer more of the reindeer questions. But I know the answer to this one and I know it is an important question:
Of course there are girl reindeer at the North Pole.
Dancer is girl. So is Prancer. And so, of course, is Vixen.
Now, everyone knows that Donner is Rudolph's father. But do you know who his mother is?
I know but I promised not to tell.
But the point is this: girl reindeer are a big, big part of Santa's team of reindeer. In fact, I would tell you that there are more GIRL reindeer than BOYS.
Wish Eric a Merry Christmas for me!
-- Ed Zachary