Suddenly when I was with the reindeer herders a couple of weeks ago I saw a newborn calf. Or, at least the calf was just a few weeks old, and that is not normal at all. The reindeer calves are born in May, not in the autumn.
I wasn’t the only one to see the sweet, little calf, and he was soon brought to the owner (you see who is the owner when the calf follow the mother reindeer, and she has a tag in the ear that tells who the owner is). The owner gave the calf her tag, and she would later take the small one home for bottle feeding. Because there was no chance this little fellow otherwise would have survived now that winter is approaching. There are more pictures in this reindeer photo gallery.