TITLE

Musk Ox

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Musk Ox, or Musk Sheep, a grazing animal of the Far North. It is neither an ox nor a sheep but is related to both. The musk ox was widely distributed in the Arctic about 600,000 years ago but is now found only in certain areas of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia, and Siberia. It provides both food and clothing for Eskimos in some areas. A few of the animals have been domesticated. Musk oxen are named for the musky odor emanating from their fur.
ACCESSION #
37309733

 

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