The Finnish forest reindeer (Rangifer fennicus fennicus) is a rare subspecies of the reindeer native to Finland and northwestern Russia. Also known as Eurasian or European forest reindeer, it is one of the largest subspecies of reindeer. It lived in Finland wild until the early 1800s but fierce hunting drove it away. The stock survived in the eastern Karelia region and from there the reindeer came back to Finland in the 1960s. Now the stock is bigger and they live in Kainuu and in northern Karelia.