There's a new Star in town-- the kind Anchorage residents are probably familiar with. This Star is a reindeer who lives in an enclosure at his owner's home downtown.

The 14-month-old deer is the seventh Star in a line of reindeer that date back to the 1960s, and the only one that's ever been male.

Owner Albert Whitehead said Star was orphaned shortly after he was born at the reindeer farm in the Butte, but he seemed to take to people right away.

Since Star arrived in Anchorage on Monday, Whitehead has been taking him on regular walks to stretch his legs and socialize. He's familiar with the Park Strip, and, on Wednesday, Star took his first walk downtown.

On Friday, Star will have a chance to meet the public at Anchorage's Town Square Park at 11:30 a.m. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz will be there, too.

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