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.
2023 was a big year for our muskox herd! Charlotte and Hudson became parents again, welcoming baby Willow in September. You can see Willow with her parents in the Arctic Tundra habitat.
- 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.