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. Monitor infectious diseases that can be transferred between domestic animals and game.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Dom Mee, aged 32, from West Buckland, Somerset, was trapped for three days by pack-ice, seriously injured when a musk-ox attacked him, and endured an 'epic trek across mountains and lakes' during his three-week expedition.
One remaining wild musk-ox herd shelters its young in proud circles, with horns out to intruders.
The cool colors and soft lines of Fernandes' paintings are a perfect complement to poems about walruses, whales, and musk-ox. The last three pages of the text provide additional "Arctic Facts." This picture poetry book is a charming introduction to the magnificence of this environmentally threatened part of our world.
Neill knew many people in the aviation industry because of Musk-Ox Lake being a frequent stopping point for northern fliers.