September 09, 2019 Reindeers Shed Their Velvet At Riverview Park & Zoo September 09, 2019/ PTBOCANADA The Peterborough Riverview Park & Zoo recently shared some amazing photos on their Facebook page of reindeers shedding their velvet. Here is the velvet falling off the antlers… Photo courtesy Riverview Park & Zoo It almost looks like it’s melting off the antlers… “Velvet is a furry covering over antlers that actually helps them develop,” Zookeeper Cherese explains. “Velvet is made up of skin, blood vessels and soft fur. As it dries up, reindeer rub it off on trees and rocks to reveal the bone that makes up their antlers.” Photo courtesy Riverview Park & Zoo Watch some video the zoo sent us below of a reindeer removing her velvet…Engage with us on social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Write to us at email@example.com. Sign up for PTBOBuzz newsletter here. Watch our PTBOCanada Love video here.