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  • Rafael  A Gonzalez

    Muskox are members of the goat family. They’re an arctic survivor with a thick coat consisting of long (up to 36 inches) guard hairs covering a dense winter coat of harvestable warm fur called Qiviut. Qiviut is considered to be one of the warmest materials in the world.

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Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) is an Arctic mammal of the family Bovidae, noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor emitted by males, from which its name derives. This musky odor is used to attract females during mating season. Muskoxen primarily live in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland, with small introduced populations in Sweden, Siberia, Norway, and Alaska.

Musk ox. They are about the size of a sheep. They look pre-historic. Their undercoat of fur is the warmest substance on earth, I'm told. It is gathered and spun into yarn called qiviut.(Excellent Scrabble word.) I knitted a scarf from it...another thing I like!

The Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) is a large, shaggy looking arctic animal. Part of the same family as sheep and goats. Its hair is used by Inupiaq to weave very warm clothing.

Musk Ox - awesome animals

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

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Unlikely to "aww" at, but baby ox don't get the credit they deserve!

A musk ox family in the Canadian Arctic.