Meet Hudson!

muskox hudsonHudson is the newest resident of Arctic Tundra. He came to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium from the Large Animal Research Station at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he was born.

The name Hudson was chosen to honor the legacy of muskoxen in the Hudson Bay area of Canada.

Hudson is the first of three new muskoxen who are to make their homes at the zoo this summer and fall. Plans call for him to be joined by two more muskoxen by the end of the year.

If Hudson looks like a wooly bundle of qiviut (kiv-ee-ute), that’s because he is. Qiviut is a thick layer of underwool that's softer than cashmere.

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