Calves are born in the spring

In the spring, the long dark winter and cold weather is finally over. When the snow cover is hard, reindeer can walk on it and eat different types of lichens from the ground or beard moss from the trees.

Female reindeer start to calve during May. When calving time gets closer some of the herders gather their female reindeer back to the fences and let them free after calving. However, most of the reindeer calve in the nature and move to their calving areas independently.

A beautiful spotted calf in spring 2015. Picture Maritta Autio (Gourmetkokit).

A beautiful spotted calf. Picture: Maritta Autio (Gourmetkokit).Image. Maritta Autio.