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Boy riding a reindeer

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reindeer herd

According to TASS, the main reasons for the reduction are associated with the death of animals from exhaustion and low survival of reindeer calves.

In 2018, the number of domestic reindeer livestock decreased from 156 thousand to 146.4 thousand due to the late opening of auto winter roads while an abnormally warm winter. This led to a later delivery of animal feed for reindeer, Chairman of the Government of Yakutia Vladimir Solodov told Tass.

As of January 1, 2019, the number of reindeer in all categories of farms in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is only 146.4 thousand, compering to last year’s 156 thousand.

The main reasons for the reduction of reindeer numbers, according to Solodov, are associated with the death of animals from exhaustion and low survival calves. Thus, in 2018, slightly less than half of all born calves survived (46.7% or 32 thousand) throughout agricultural stocks of the republic.

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