Sunday, August 1, 2010

Reindeer Anyone?

Thursday we went to Wild Berry Park. The main attraction was of course the reindeer. Its a family of reindeer that they bring down from the reindeer farm every summer for the park. I learned that reindeer were domesticated and the countries they are native to they are herded like sheep. They were introduced here but apparently the local population wasn't really interested in herding them. They would rather have the caribou which are slightly larger, in the same family and they don't require the maintenance like the reindeer. We were impressed that they let us come right in the pen and were happy to see us.

Inside one of the little cafe's there was this stuffed Polar bear which Daniel was enamored with.

There is also this huge 20 ft. statue shaped like a person. There is a native word for it- Inukshuk. These statues are apparently found frequently up here and apparently they are used to help people find their way, which if you think about it is a good idea when you are in the middle of no where and you are in multiple feet of snow.

A silly picture of us being caught by a bear.

And remember the world's biggest chocolate fountain? Well we had to stop in there as well.

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