December 7, 2015 12:48 PM EST

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Animal Planet L!VE has unveiled a “reindeer cam,” a 24/7 livestream of the caribou at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota (not quite the North Pole, but it sure gets cold enough in that part of the U.S.). “Santa” will make an appearance on December 18th, 22nd, and 23rd at 1:00 p.m., Central Time, according to a news release.

Viewers can expect to see the animals lie around and eat — clearly bulking up and getting their beauty rest for the big event on Christmas Eve.


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