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Rare white reindeer photographed in Norway






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A man photographed a rare white reindeer in the north of Norway. Mads Nordsveen, from Oslo, was hiking in the mountains. He suddenly saw a small white animal. He realized it was a reindeer. He said it was so white, "he almost disappeared into the snow". He said the experience was "magical" and like a "fairy tale". He said: "We looked into each other's eyes. He was very calm....He behaved as if he was posing for my photos. He was very curious."

The photo has gone viral on social media. It has been liked over 30,000 times. It is good luck in Norway to see a white reindeer. Also, Christmas is coming. Santa Claus' sleigh is pulled by eight reindeer. They help Santa to deliver presents. Santa's reindeer are usually brown. A white reindeer is white because of a genetic problem that removes colour from its fur. They are not albino. In the USA, reindeer are known as caribou.

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