Reindeer Herd (Cairngorm Mountains)

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My niece has been working with the reindeer in Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains. They are very tame and a popular tourist attraction all year round. Here she is taking up food for them to supplement their grazing while there is snow on the ground. You need to be young and fit for this job!

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By elizabeth thom from Scotland

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March 28, 20120 found this helpful

What a wonderful thing to do to go up there and help them that way!

They are so beautiful!

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June 18, 2013

My niece works as a reindeer herder in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. This is a photo of some of the mothers and calves being herded up to higher ground, where they will spend the summer months. Reindeer were re-introduced to Scotland from Sweden in 1952 and there is now quite a large herd. They are very friendly and docile animals and very popular with visitors.

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Caringorm Mountains, Scotland

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful

That is awesome! I would have loved to do something like that when I was young.

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