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How old is Santa?

Asked by Gael Kaur

Robert Curry

Robert Curry
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Santa is 1@COMA750 years old!

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Why do reindeers lose their antlers?

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What could be a reason for females adaptation for longer lasting antlers?

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Can antlers bleed?

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Why are all of Santa's reindeer female?

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Do stags lose their antlers?

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