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Help name the Buffalo Zoo's new reindeer calf

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Posted at 10:42 AM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 10:42:38-04

Santa has a new friend at the Buffalo Zoo.

The Zoo welcomed a baby Scandinavian reindeer on April 18 from mother, Solara, and father, Apollo. Zookeeprs say the calf is doing great. He is very curious and likes exploring, but never goes too far from his mom.

According to the Zoo, Scandinavian reindeer can stand just one hour after being born and follow their mothers around at just five to seven hours old. Reindeers drink their mother's milk during its first week of life and add solid food after that. By two weeks old, they usually double in size from the time they were born.

The Zoo says it has had over 100 successful reindeer births since 1970 and it wants you to help name the newest calf! The four names to choose from are Pulsar, Yukon, Thor and Max. The public can vote on the Zoo's social media pages and the winning name will be announced on Mother's Day at 12 p.m.