muskox

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musk′ox`

or musk′ ox`,



n., pl. -ox•en.
a large bovid, Ovibos moschatus, of arctic regions of North America and Greenland, with shaggy fur and horns that curve downward.
[1735–45; so called from its odor]
Translations
bœuf musqué
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Type of Scat Caribou Muskoxen Hare Rodent Bird Unknown Sample and Season Size Fresh scats 79 12 12 12 9 0 34 (spring and early summer) Old scats 55 8 22 12 43 2 51 (late summer and possibly winter) All scats 65 9 18 12 29 1 85
In 1964 he made a motion picture of the muskoxen of Nunivak Island, Alaska, which became a CBS special entitled Wild River, Wild Beasts.
Peary caribou and muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) are the only two ungulates that have established themselves on the QEI.
During the summers of 2000 through 2006, I counted arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos) pups and adults in a pack, arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) along a 9 km index route in the area, and muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in a 250 [km.
Between 1935 and 1936, the State of Alaska transplanted 31 muskoxen from Greenland to Nunivak, hoping to establish a herd large enough to provide hunting opportunities for the Cup'ig people.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge supports more than 250 species, including caribou, polar bears, grizzly bears, wolves, muskoxen, wolverines, and migratory birds.
As we huddle near the ground to work, I notice, out of the corner of my eye, a distant group of muskoxen grazing near a lake.
Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) have been farmed since the 1960s for their fiber, called qiviut, a luxurious and highly valued underwool that is their primary insulation during the Arctic winter.
As the snow melts, muskoxen track the emerging vegetation (Forchhammer et al.
Guided by local experts, day-trip excursions can include roaming muskoxen, swimming belugas and wandering polar bears--watching all from a safe distance.
They also consider the role of animals in historical processes and events, including horses and travel in later medieval England, horse-human relationships in Chicago and rural Illinois, gorilla extinction from 1900 to 1930, and migrant muskoxen and national identity in Scandinavia; human-animal encounters in the Galapagos Islands, the ohuman-leopard murderso in colonial West Africa, and animals in the southern Appalachian Mountains; and domesticated animals in early 19th-century New York, the human-animal bond in Canadian soldiers' accounts of their horses in World War I, and Tony the Wonder Horse in film.
Right off the bat, our rules eliminate mountain sheep, Canada and Shiras moose, Canada caribou, muskoxen, mountain goats, big bears and California's Tule elk.