The Life of Animals | Musk ox | The thick coat and large head often suggests a larger animal than the musk ox is really heavy but have kept zoo specimens weighed up to 650 kg (1,400 lb). Musk oxen are occasionally domesticated for wool, meat and milk of the wool, Qiviut is prized for its softness, length and insulation value. Musk oxen are native to the arctic regions of Canada, Greenland and the United States. The musk ox successfully in the Taimyr Peninsula in 1975, reintroduced during the summer, muskoxen live in wet areas to avoid, such as river valleys, moving to higher altitudes in the winter of deep snow. Musk oxen feed on grasses, Arctic willows, shrubs, lichens and mosses. Musk oxen have a high level of fat reserves before conception that reflects their conservative breeding strategies. Winter ranges tend to have shallow snow to reduce reach to find the energetic cost of digging through snow for food. Predators of musk oxen are Arctic wolves, grizzly bears and polar bears. Musk oxen live in herds, the number of 12 to 24 in winter and in summer 20.08 do not you own territories, but they mark their tracks with pre-orbital glands of male and female musk oxen have both separate age hierarchies with mature oxen as dominant over young people.
Muskox bulls maintain their dominance in many different ways. Bulls roar too, swinging their heads and sometimes paws ground.Dominant cops treat subordinate bulls as cows. A dominant bull is an afterthought, a minor kick with their front legs, to do something which they, for cows during the breeding-dominant bulls will also mock subordinates copulate and sniff her genitals a minor bull can his status by charging a dominant bull The pairing (or "rut "Changing) Season starts end of musk oxen June or early July. During this time, dominant bulls fight others from the herd and establish harems of Rule 6-7 cows and their offspring. Fighting bulls are rubbing their first pre-orbital glands on their legs while yelling loudly and displays its horns.The cops then another 20 meters, lowering their heads and charge into each other and will do that is to a bull up.But child and elderly bulls leave the herds to form bachelor groups or alone, however, if there is a risk that can return to the herd bulls outside for protection. Dominant bulls cows from leaving their harems.During prevent mating, a bull is casually kick a cow estrus with his front leg to calm them and make them more receptive to his advances.
Cows calve all year.When winters are not severe, cows will not remain in estrus and thus do not go to the next calving year.When calving, cows in the herd of birth are protection.After, calves able to keep up with the herd only few hours after birth. Cows and calves communicate by shouting. The calf and weakens the bond to his mother after two years Musk oxen have a distinctive defensive behavior: when the herd is threatened, the bulls and cows will face outward to form a stationary ring or semi-circle around the calves. Bulls determine the defensive formation during mating, while the cows decide the rest of the year.