The first reindeer of the season was born April 2 at the Reindeer Farm in the Butte, near Palmer. As of Tuesday, 15 reindeer have been born, and about 40 reindeer births are expected this spring.
The reindeer farm is closed during April as their driveway and pens dry from the snow melt and will reopen to the public May 1. For now, though, the reindeer calves and their mothers remain visible from Bodenburg Loop Road as they sleep and run around in the pasture.
Moms will be admitted to the Reindeer Farm for free during its Mother’s Day event on Sunday, May 12.