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Meet the only tribe in China that breeds reindeer

The Aoluguya, a tribe of the Ewenki ethnic group in Genhe city in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, is the only tribe that still breeds reindeer in China.

At any given time, they’re raising about 1,200 reindeer, which provided the most popular mode of transport for locals until the 1950s.

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[Photo by Xu Lin/China Daily]

The Aoluguya is the only tribe in China to still breed reindeer. [Photo by Xu Lin/China Daily]

The Aoluguya is the only tribe in China to still breed reindeer. [Photo by Xu Lin/China Daily]

The Aoluguya is the only tribe in China to still breed reindeer. [Photo by Xu Lin/China Daily]

Tourists can send postcards with unique postmarks of reindeer patterns. [Photo by Xu Lin/China Daily]

Tourists can send postcards with unique postmarks of reindeer patterns. [Photo by Xu Lin/China Daily]

The Aoluguya is the only tribe in China to still breed reindeer. [Photo by Xu Lin/China Daily]

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