A mother Musk Ox and her youngster. Taken in spring in Alaska, the baby was only a few weeks old.

A mother Musk Ox and her youngster. Taken in spring in Alaska, the baby was only a few weeks old.

Baby Musk Ox Exhibit A: Baby relaxes

Baby Musk Ox Exhibit A: Baby relaxes

Both sexes of muskox have long, curved horns. Muskoxen stand 4 to 5 ft. high at the shoulder, with females measuring 4.4 to 6.6 ft. in length, and the larger males 6.6 to 8.2 ft. The small tail, often concealed under a layer of fur, measures only 3.9 inches long. Adults, on average, weigh 630 lbs. and range from 400 to 900 lbs. Their life expectancy is 12–20 years.

Both sexes of muskox have long, curved horns. Muskoxen stand 4 to 5 ft. high at the shoulder, with females measuring 4.4 to 6.6 ft. in length, and the larger males 6.6 to 8.2 ft. The small tail, often concealed under a layer of fur, measures only 3.9 inches long. Adults, on average, weigh 630 lbs. and range from 400 to 900 lbs. Their life expectancy is 12–20 years.

Mama and baby Musk Ox.  I'd love to knit up something from their fur.

Mama and baby Musk Ox. I'd love to knit up something from their fur.

Credit: Roy Mangersnes/Rex Features After 30 minutes in a blizzard this female musk ox was completely snowed in, with her calf and a youngst...

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Credit: Roy Mangersnes/Rex Features After 30 minutes in a blizzard this female musk ox was completely snowed in, with her calf and a youngst...

little musk Ox

Baby Musk Oxen Are Surprisingly Adorable

little musk Ox

Se billederne: Sådan er livet på en arktisk forskningsstation | Videnskab.dk

Se billederne: Sådan er livet på en arktisk forskningsstation | Videnskab.dk

Musk Ox

Musk Ox

The winter is coming. A musk ox skeleton in Greenland.  By: Tamas Farkas

The winter is coming. A musk ox skeleton in Greenland. By: Tamas Farkas

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