Baby Musk Oxen: They Reek Of Adorable
Primarily residing in Arctic Canada, Greenland, Sweden, Siberia, Norway, and Alaska (the last four are introduced populations), the Muskox is a creature that isn’t known for the best reasons. For starters, it’s known for its peculiar horns that actually dip down off of its head ;they give the appearance of the muskox having a hair part. Secondly, the males of the species are known for their strong musky odor (hence the name); used to attract females for mating, but considered gross by everyone else. However, baby muskox are some of the cutest things on four legs, as they look more like capybarra-inspired teddy bears than any sort of of bovine creature. Although adults reach over eight feet in length, the average baby is less than a third that size, and lacks the distinctive horns of its breed. Muskox have walked the earth for over two hundred thousand years, and remain one of the only species from prehistoric times to still thrive in the modern world. This tells us that these babies aren’t just cute, but they’re also good survivors and tough creatures. When full grown, a muskox will weight up to nine hundred pounds, and is expected to live between twelve and twenty years. There are currently between eighty and one hundred and twenty thousand muskoxen in the world.