8 tiny facts about reindeer: No. 1, reindeer used to be Buckeyes

Image of Ohio State hat 2Once upon a time, about, hmmm, at least 10,000 years ago — until the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age — reindeer (aka caribou, Rangifer tarandus) lived in the area that became Ohio. Paleontologists have found reindeer fossils in the Buckeye State and Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, among others. (Photo: Not Coach Comet’s hat by University Communications.)

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