Search is on to find missing reindeer

The search is on to find Borneo, the missing reindeer, who has been missing from a forestry visitor centre in Cumbria for three days after being he was "spooked by a dog".

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Reindeer on the loose in Whinlatter

A reindeer is on the loose in Whinlatter.

The animal was spooked by a dog which had got into its pen at the visitors centre.

After scaling the 7ft fence Borneo has disappeared into the forest.

Rangers have been out search for him and are asking the public to help them.

Barbara Thompson from the Forestry Commission said:

He isn't in any immediate danger as there is plenty of food out there for him.

But we have school trips coming in to learn about reindeers and we'd really like to get him back for them and obviously his owners.

We've been out looking for him but it is like looks for a needle in a haystack!

He is a herd animal so we think he will end up with some sheep, cows or horses when he gets lonely.

Hopefully we'll find him.

– Barbara Thompson, the Forestry Commission


Appeal for help finding a missing reindeer

Borneo is missing from a visitor centre at Whinlatter Forest, near Keswick Credit: Twitter/ @FCWhinlatter

The search is on to find a reindeer who has been missing for three days from a forestry visitor centre in Cumbria.

Seven-year-old Borneo was one of two reindeer on show at Whinlatter Forest, near Keswick.

It's said he escaped over a six foot fence after he was 'spooked' by a dog that got into his pen.

Staff at the centre are appealing for members of the public to help track down the animal, which was on loan from Scotland.

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