Bakersfield might not have reindeer, but we have the next best thing -- native Tule Elk that can be viewed up close and personal.
You can explore Wind Wolves, a 95,000-acre nature preserve and see amazing wildlife at this beautiful tucked-away paradise 30 miles southwest of Bakersfield.
The preserve is open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. free of charge.
For more information, call 858-1115, visit http://www.wildlandsconservancy.org/preserve_windwolves.html, or like the preserve on Facebook to view awesome Tule Elk videos.
Tara Douhan is the lead naturalist at Wind Wolves Preserve.