First reindeer calf of the spring born in UAF herd

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

The first reindeer calf of the spring has been born in the University of Alaska herd.

Reports say the male calf was born 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, weighing in at 17 pounds. The calf has been named Bulleit, and his mother is Roxie.

The calf was born at Archipelago Farms in the Goldstream Valley. The farm is owned by George Aguiar, who has worked with the Reindeer Research Program at UAF for several years.

He's expecting six more calves to be born over the next few weeks.