The Musk ox is a large, shaggy mammal native to the Arctic tundra regions of North America and Greenland. They are known for their long, curved horns and thick fur coats, which help them survive the harsh Arctic climate. Musk oxen feed on grasses and other vegetation and are active both day and night.
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The Musk Ox is a large, shaggy mammal known for its thick coat and strong odor emitted by males during mating season. It's a member of the Bovidae family, which also includes sheep and goats.
The name "musk" comes from the strong smell emitted by the males, especially during the rutting (mating) season, used to attract females.
Native to the Arctic regions, Musk Oxen can be found in Greenland, Northern Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. They are adapted to cold tundra environments where few other large mammals can survive.
They are herbivores, primarily grazing on grasses, Arctic willows, sedges, and other tundra plants. In the winter, they use their hooves to dig through snow to reach food.
Wolves are their primary natural predators. However, young Musk Oxen can also fall prey to bears or even golden eagles.
It's a defense strategy. When threatened, they form a circle with the young in the center and the adults facing outward, presenting a wall of sharp horns to any approaching predator.
The Musk Ox has a dual-layered coat: the long, coarse outer hairs called "guard hairs" and a soft, dense undercoat called "qiviut." This undercoat is one of the finest and warmest wools, often harvested for luxury garments.
Musk Oxen are social animals, typically found in herds of 10 to 20 individuals. Herds consist of females, young oxen, and a few dominant males, though younger males may form separate bachelor groups.
Indigenous peoples of the Arctic have hunted Musk Oxen for thousands of years for their meat, hides, and qiviut. The animal plays a significant role in their traditional way of life and survival in harsh Arctic conditions.
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