Adapt­able hooves

World of Animals - - All About Reindeer -

Rein­deer have large feet with two small dew­claws and two cres­cent-shaped toes. Dur­ing sum­mer, when the ground is soft, the foot­pads are thick and spongy; in the win­ter, they shrink and har­den, so that only the rim of

the hoof is in con­tact with the cold ground.

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