Reindeer Herds Walking in Circular Patterns for No Reason


A video in which several reindeer herds from Russia’s Kola Peninsula were walking in circular patterns has been getting a lot of attention on social media these days. This video was initially posted on the Facebook page of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography Peter the Great.


The clip shows large herds of arctic reindeer walking in circular patterns for no reason, apparently. There were several theories for the animals’ behavior, but none has been to confirm by now.

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  • James Walker May 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    there is a parasite that lodges in the brain similar to a prion that can cause this. the only way to check would be a brain autopsy. The parasite also causes nerve damage and weight loss and ultimately causes death.