This 24/7 Video Feed Shows Reindeer Getting Ready for the Holidays (Or Just Sitting Around)

Anna Green
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'Tis the season for Christmas-themed animal videos. Animal Planet Live is known for live webcam feeds of pandas, puppies, and kittens, but now the channel is getting into the holiday spirit with a 24/7 reindeer live stream. Filmed at the Como Park and Conservatory in Minnesota, the video feed—which will run through Christmas—features reindeer as they prepare for their "merry flight around the globe," and even promises visits from Santa Claus on December 18th, 22nd, and 23rd, at 1 p.m. CT. 

Whether you’re looking forward to Christmas, or just fascinated by animal behavior, watching the Reindeer Cam is a fascinating opportunity to observe the lives of reindeer. Admittedly, the video feed isn’t as action packed or adorable as the network’s Puppy-cam—and we’d recommend watching it on mute if you don’t want to listen to Christmas music on a loop—but it’s still cool to be able to check in on the animals any time of the day or night, and see what they’re up to. Check it out here.

And, for those who don't want to wait around for the reindeer to do something interesting, Animal Planet Live also has a Reindeer Cam Highlights video, showcasing all of the most exciting reindeer footage.