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Character Data
Also known as: Caribou
Japanese Name: トナカイ
Romanised Name: Tonakai
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Rangifer tarandus
Distribution: North America, Eurasia
Diet: Herbivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 15-16 years
Read More: Reindeer
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 VU.svg.png
Reindeer Manga Pavilion KF3 Nexon Game

Reindeer is a deer Friend who has appeared in the Kemono Friends manga and the original game.


Reindeer has heterochromic eyes, being red on the right and green on the left, those colors befitting Christmas can be seen in part of her outfit as well. She has long ash brown hair that fades to white towards the middle, tied in a twintail style with a pair of laces, one green on the right side of her hair and red on the left side. A portion of her hair projects upwards, taking the shape of antlers. As other Deer Friends, she has a pair of animal ears and a white animal tail, and she is seen holding a brown lance with the two asymmetrical sides resembling antlers.

She wears a gray brown winter coat with three frontal horn toggle-fastenings that has white fur collar, hem, and cuffs. A little bell is hanging off her collar, and she wears black mittens. She wears a small circular skirt with a green-red gradient, gray brown leggings and white fur boots with a gray brown spot on the toe caps.

In Real Life

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The Reindeer is a species of deer native to the Scandinavia, Northern Russia and Canada. They're around 70 to 130 centimeters tall at the shoulders, around two meters in length and weight around 70 to 230 kilograms. Their coloration depends on their habitat; they're brown in woodlands and white in the snow of Greenland. Their undercoat is woolly and the top layer has long hollow hair that keeps them warm. Reindeer have large, hairy noses which warm up the cold air they breath. They have the largest antlers of all species of deer.

Reindeer live in herds of up to 500,000 individuals during seasonal migration but split into smaller groups of females in autumn for the breeding season. They are the only species of deer where both sexes grow antlers; The males are bigger and start growing earlier. The males use their antlers to fight other males during the breeding season. Prior and after breeding season the males gain weight in order to survive the rutting without needing to feed. Males lose their Antlers after that; females will keep theirs until May and immediately start growing a new pair. They use their antlers to defend against predators and clear away snow in search of food.

Reindeer have been domesticated by Scandinavian tribes over at least 3,000 years ago, being used for transportation, hides, milk and meat. They are threatened by habitat loss and the continued development of the arctic areas. While a healthy adult is save, their young, ill, old and weakened males at the end of the rut are vulnerable to being preyed on by bears, foxes, lions, wolves and many more predators. They're currently classified as vulnerable due to a 40% decline in their population within only 30 years.


  • Reindeer's heterochromatic eyes could be a reference to the traditional Christmas colors.
  • Wild Reindeer are called caribou in North America


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