Experts blame a sustained freeze throughout spring. Also, their food sources are still covered in thick snow
Famous for their survival in Arctic conditions, Sweden’s reindeer have been struggling to find food on their mountainside habitats which are still covered in thick snow, says this article in the Austrian Times.
“We’ve had bad years before but we are really worried how this will work out. “I’ve already started finding dead reindeer calves on the mountain,” said herder Mikael Jonsson from Rans Sami village.
Experts blame a sustained freeze throughout spring and a growth in numbers of predators like foxes and birds of prey like sea eagles.
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