Reindeer dying in Britain because 'climate too warm'

Manager of Britain’s only free-range reindeer herd says animals not suited to life in captivity and in many cases they do not live to see another winter.

Once upon a time, seeing Santa’s reindeer involved a trip to Lapland. Now they are present at Christmas events across Britain, but experts have warned that the animals are paying a heavy price, The Telegraph reports.

Reindeer are not suited to life in captivity and in many cases they do not live to see another winter, according to the manager of Britain’s only free-range reindeer herd.

The climate, diet and living conditions are so different to their natural habitat that many reindeer waste away or develop stress-related illnesses.

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