because it’s almost Christmas…

…and because we have small kids. There has been quite a bit of talk about reindeer in our house. Are they real? do they fly? Can we have one?

To stop the questions for a few brief moments, I found this video on youtube about China’s “reindeer herders, the Ewenki/Evenki/Ewenke ethnic minority. If you don’t know, this minority group calls Inner Mongolia home and are known historically for herding and hunting reindeer. They are one of the smallest minority groups in China. You can see displays about them and learn more at the Inner Mongolia Museum.

The documentary below is in four parts (Only part one is linked). It’s a bit slow-moving (especially if you are 2 and 4 years old) and gets a PG rating for language (again, because the kids were watching). If you watch in its entirety you can piece together quite a bit about the history and current state of this group.

If you’re watching just to showcase the reindeer to your preschoolers, speed ahead to the 10, 16, and 20 minute marks. Watch the last 2-3 minutes for the baby reindeer, which was indeed the highlight 🙂

Also, the link below is from youtube so you’ll need a VPN to watch, but if you notice in the top right corner the video must also be available on youku.


If you need a VPN check out the sidebar on the right for a link to Express VPN!

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