Wrangel Island

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Wran·gel Island

 (răng′gəl, vrăn′gyĭl)
An island of northeast Russia in the Arctic Ocean northwest of the Bering Strait. It is named in honor of Ferdinand Petrovich von Wrangel (1796-1870), a Russian explorer who made an unsuccessful attempt to locate the island (1820-1824).

Wrangel Island

(ˈræŋɡəl)
n
(Placename) an island in the Arctic Ocean, off the coast of the extreme NE of Russia: administratively part of Russia; mountainous and mostly tundra. Area: about 7300 sq km (2800 sq miles)
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A second reintroduction on Vrangel Island in 1975 used 20 muskoxen obtained from the USA (Nunivak Island, Alaska).
Additional reintroductions were achieved by relocating muskoxen from the Vrangel Island and Taimyr Peinsula populations (Table 1).
Muskoxen from the Taimyr Peninsula adapted well to relocation sites in central Siberia, and those from Vrangel Island established viable herds in eastern Russia.