We Heart Muskox
Muskox live in herds in the Arctic, and calves rely on the herd to keep them safe and healthy. Adults will form a circle around calves to protect them from predators. Calves have a strong bond with their parents.
2020 was a big year for our muskox herd! Charlotte and Hudson became first time parents, welcoming baby Trebek in June. Trebek now lives with a large herd of muskoxen in Alaska.
- Muskoxen have secret weapon against the cold – a two-layer coat. Their soft underwool, called qiviut (“kiv-ee-ute”) is warmer than sheep’s wool and softer than cashmere. They shed it in spring.
- Muskoxen have lived in the frozen Arctic for many thousands of years, living on prairies and tundra in Greenland, northern Canada and Alaska.
Watch our calf Trebek in this 2020 video!