Reindeer at risk from new extreme snow sport
Wild reindeer may face a new threat from the extreme sport of snow-kiting, a study has found.
Scientists modelled reindeer’s fright responses to both snow-kiting and skiing in an alpine area of south Norway.
They found that reindeer were more afraid of snow-kiters because of the airborne kite.
The study recommends that controls are put on the sport to prevent harm to wild reindeer.