Wildlife Facts

Muskox

Located at 67 ° latitude, -113° longitude.

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Characteristics

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.

Food

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.

Habitat

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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