musk-ox


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musk-ox

[′məs‚käks]
(vertebrate zoology)
Ovibos moschatus. An even-toed ungulate which is a member of the mammalian family Bovidae; a heavy-set animal with a shag pilage, splayed feet, and flattened horns set low on the head.
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Uncover new disease conditions in primary deer and musk-ox.
Neill knew many people in the aviation industry because of Musk-Ox Lake being a frequent stopping point for northern fliers.
The British historian, Sir Archibald Alison, wrote, "Probably seven eighths of this immense surface, British North America, are doomed to eternal sterility from the excessive severity of the climate, which yields only a scanty herbage to the reindeer, the elk and the musk-ox.
Greenland imports about 2,500 metric tonnes of beef and pork annually, while about 700 tonnes of domestically produced lamb, reindeer and musk-ox meat is sold on the Greenlandic market.
These mammals include the musk-ox of the Arctic tundra, the saiga of the steppes, the lion, leopard, and hyenas in the savannahs, as well as species that are now extinct, like the mammoth and the woolly rhinoceros.
The rugged outdoor sports: dog sledging, mountain climbing, kayaking, river rafting and fishing, and the viewing of caribou, musk-ox, polar bears, walrus and whales are expected to be the main lures which will draw hardy adventurers to one of the last great wilderness areas in the world.
Travel will be by van, boat, and foot in search of Alaska's specialty birds and mammals--puffins, eagles, musk-ox, orcas, loons, bears, humpbacks, gyrfalcons, and even bristle-thighed curlews.
The same muddy ground that the officers had traversed less than a week ago was now pale hard cement, with musk-ox, wolf and rabbitprints embedded in it most prettily.
During warm, interglacial periods--such as the present--the ice-free coast provides a home for numerous animals, including caribou, musk-ox, hares, foxes and people.
Exhibits highlight Alaska's wildlife, geology, and history, with video displays on everything from coho salmon to volcanoes to musk-ox farming.
But there are 48,000 musk-ox and 80 different types of wild flowers that bloom during two weeks in early July, as well as an estimated 1,500 polar bears.
Bison, among the largest animals, did show a high rate of joint disease, but other animals of similar size, such as the American camel and the woodland musk-ox, did not.