16 Geniuses Who Just Found Out That Reindeer Are Real Animals

It doesn’t take a zoology expert to deduce that unicorns, while an excellent idea in theory, are not real. However, you’d be surprised how many informed humans were walking around, totally unaware that reindeer — everyone’s favorite holiday animals — are actually real creatures.

If you’re eyebrows are ascending on your forehead right now, I’m sorry to boggle your mind, but yes: Rudolph can’t fly, but he is a real animal that is native to Scandinavia, and he has some impressive horns.

Naturally, this news is coming as a bit of a shock to members of the Twitter community who had no idea that reindeer actually lived among us. They are now taking to social media to spread their newfound knowledge (and shame):

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