Nikiski family welcomes reindeer calf

Dancer the reindeer and her new baby, a female, after its birth on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Megan Ward)

One Nikiski farm just got a whole lot cuter.

The Hansen family welcomed a baby reindeer Tuesday when their pregnant female reindeer, Dancer, gave birth. The family has raised and trained everything from cattle and horses to goats and a pig over the years, said Jenna Hansen. They got involved with reindeer five years ago, said her mother, Hara Hansen.

Hara said she and her daughter Megan Ward did not want to disturb Dancer, who is relatively new to their home, so they filmed the birth on Ward’s phone through a pair of binoculars through their window.

[Read the rest of this Peninsula Clarion story]


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