Musk Ox are an arctic mammal that first appeared as much as 90,000 years ago and gets its name from a distinct odor produced by the bulls during mating season. Bulls are very territorial and will dominate younger animals It has an exceptionally thick fur coat with an underlayer that can be spun and used to knit underlayers of clothing. The resulting garments are extremely lightweight and very warm.

Learn more about musk oxen with an audio guide from The Alaska Zoo.

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