Wildlife Facts


Located at 67 ° latitude, -113° longitude.



Muskox (Musk Ox, Muskoxen) are large animals that look a lot like bison, but have wool like sheep. Their long brown wool hangs almost to their feet. Neolithic hunters hunted them almost to extinction.


Muskox are peaceful animals that eat only plants. However, they will attack other animals, such as wolves, if they are a threat to the young muskox.


Today they can be found in northern Canada roaming wild, and on farms in Unalakleet, Alaska where they are raised for wool. Unlike the caribou, muskox roam wild in herds of only 10-20.

Image: Public Domain. US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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