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Muskoxen in Canada

John Simpson Tener

Muskoxen in Canada

a biological and taxonomic review

by John Simpson Tener

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Published by Dept. of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Natural and Historic Resources Branch, Canadian Wildlife Service in [Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Muskox -- Canada.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J.S. Tener.
    SeriesMonograph / Canadian Wildlife Service -- 2, Monograph series (Canadian Wildlife Service) -- 2
    ContributionsCanadian Wildlife Service.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737 U5 T45
    The Physical Object
    Pagination166 p., [7] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages166
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16824733M

      Canada is home to the world’s largest muskox population but there are no exact estimates available. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists muskoxen numbers at approximately , in Canada. However, the declining island population and recent muskox die-offs in the Arctic archipelago further complicate the picture. The Musk Ox Farm • Visit: E. Archie Rd. Palmer, Alaska • Mail: PO Box , Palmer, Alaska Phone: () Fax: () Email: [email protected] Book Your Tour Book .

    Musk oxen males sell for up to $1, and females for up to $12, Full-grown males can weigh up to 1, lbs. and stand 5 ft. at the shoulder. Females weigh about lbs. and are 4 ft. tall. They can run amazingly fast for animals that otherwise saunter along at a turtle-like pace. They need little feed - they eat only about a third as much. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Read, borrow, and discover more than 3M books for free.

    Even when it’s only 15 degrees Celsius, the round-the-clock Arctic sun can heat the soil to 30 or 35 C—uncomfortably hot for muskoxen in their dark, heavy coats, Kutz points out. In the end, the only muskoxen I spotted during my trip were seen through the open door of an aging Beaver float plane several hundred metres above the tundra. In , the Canadian government passed the Northwest Game Act, which put Muskoxen under protection. The soft underwool of Muskoxen, also called "qiviut," is comparable to cashmere in quality and is the warmest wool possible. It is highly valued by knitters because of the insulating abilities, but also the difficulty in acquiring it.


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Muskoxen in Canada by John Simpson Tener Download PDF EPUB FB2

Canada is home to most of the world’s native muskox, but in recent years their numbers in the western Canadian Arctic Archipelago have been dropping. University of Calgary research veterinarian Susan Kutz leads a team of scientists and graduate students* who are working with Inuit hunters, outfitters and government biologists to find out why.

Dating back to abouttoyears ago, muskoxen are known as the shaggy survivors of the Ice Age. Today muskoxen are found in northern Canada, Greenland, and Alaska. Inupiaq speakers call them umiŋmak, meaning "the animal with skin like a beard" for their distinct fur that hangs down nearly to the ground.

Muskoxen in Canada, a Biological and Taxonomic Review Paperback – January 1, by J. Tener (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ — $ Paperback $ 5 Used Author: J.

Tener. Get this from a library. Muskoxen in Canada; a biological and taxonomic review. [J S Tener] -- Reports findings of Canadian Wildlife Service studies of muskoxen overwith integration of results of other investigators who have worked in Canada and Greenland.

Chapters cover the. Based on the only long-term investigation of the behaviour of wild muskoxen in Canada, this book provides rare accounts of life and death encounters with arctic wolves, vivid descriptions of muskoxen at play, and a historical and Muskoxen in Canada book perspective of the relationship between muskox.

And in the s, Inuit hunters started noticing them close to the coast, to the north and east ends of Canada’s mainland tundra. Sure signs of health. But Muskoxen in Canada book the s, canoeists on the Thelon River—still a lush oasis full of the willow and grasses muskoxen love—began to see less and less of them.

The range around Kangerlussuaq, Greenland has the largest herds of musk ox in the world, and a large stock of caribou, making for some extremely good Greenland muskox fox, polar hare, ptarmigan, sea eagle, peregrine falcon can often be lussuaq has an ”inland” climate with warm summers and cold winters.

The Muskoxen of Polar Bear Pass (Book): Gray, David Robert: This is a book about the life of the muskox in Canada's High Arctic. It is a detailed and entertaining look into the complexity of muskox society and the dramatic events in the annual cycle of their lives, from spring calving to winter deaths.

Based on the only long-term investigation of the behaviour of wild muskoxen in Canada. Please notice, there have to be minimum 4 hunters on a hunt due to the price of the helicopter. The price pr hunter at 4 hunters is euro If there are 6 hunters the price pr hunter is euro.

For each hunter 1 musk-ox + 1 caribou is included. And after that if there is time, small game hunt on ptharmigans, snowhare, arctic fox and raven.

Yukon, Canada; 5Corresponding Author: @ Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) disappeared from Alaska and Yukon, anada, by the late ’s and remaining populations in other areas of Canada and in Greenland were in decline.

Concerns that. mids, muskoxen had disappeared from Europe and Asia. By the late s, muskoxen were extirpated from Alaska and Asia, leaving remnant muskoxen populations only in Eastern Greenland and Arctic Canada.

Through restoration and conservation efforts, muskoxen are now found throughout the Arctic. Muskoxen are stocky, long-haired animals with a. As the ice retreated, they spread throughout northern Canada and Greenland, then westward into Alaska. Most of the approximat – 90, muskoxen in Canada are found on the arctic islands, but significant numbers occupy the river valleys of the tundra rivers.

During the Ice Age, muskoxen were found as far south as Kansas, but as the ice and tundra receded northward, so did the muskox.

They currently roam the arctic tundra of northern Canada and Greenland and have been successfully returned to Alaska and Russia. Based on the only long-term investigation of the behaviour of wild muskoxen in Canada, this book provides rare accounts of life and death encounters with arctic wolves, vivid descriptions of muskoxen at play, and a historical and modern perspective of the relationship between muskox and man.

Our outfitter has been hunting this area since March ofand entries from their hunters dominate the the Boone and Crockett and SCI record books.

These are Spring Hunts. Mid-March to Mid-April – Spring muskox hunting in Canada is a true Arctic adventure, where you will experience the Inuit culture in the harshest environment on earth. The lone beast (also atypical, as muskoxen tend to travel in herds) didn't flinch as Marcel drove his truck close.

Marcel said he shot the animal from two or three yards away. "It was a pretty sad. The ancestors of the muskox probably crossed the Bering Land Bridge from Asia to North Americatoyears ago. During the massive continental glaciations that followed, these animals retreated to a few areas that remained free of ice in northern Canada and Greenland.

Therefore it is not included in the International Red Book. Not very long ago musk-oxen were savagely killed in North America. At present there are 45 + musk-oxen in the north of Canada, some 14 of which live on the mainland and up to 30 on Arctic islands. Based on the only long-term investigation of the behaviour of wild muskoxen in Canada, this book provides rare accounts of life and death encounters with arctic wolves, vivid descriptions of muskoxen at play, and a historical and modern perspective of the relationship between muskox Author: David R.

Gray. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a bacterium most commonly known from domestic swine and poultry, was recently associated with multiple unusual mortality events in muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus wardi) on 2 islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

Muskoxen, 1 of the 2 main large herbivores in the Canadian Arctic, provide important ecosystem services and a healthy source of food, a focus for. Research: Excerpts: "Muskoxen in Canada: A Biological and Taxonomic Review," by J.S. Tener,photocopy, undated How to Request Copies To request copies, please use the information above and refer to our request forms, policies, and pricing guidelines.Bulls from the southern Barren Grounds in Canada stand about cm (53 inches) at the shoulder and weigh about kg ( pounds); cows weigh about kg ( pounds).

Northern musk oxen are smaller than those that live farther south. Horns are present in both sexes and are as much as 60 cm (24 inches) long in old males.

The male’s horns have a broad base and proceed sideways from the.Musk oxen live in the frozen Arctic and roam the tundra in search of the roots, mosses, and lichens that sustain them.

In winter, they use their hooves to dig through snow to graze on these plants.