You're seeing this message because you're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is unsupported on our website. Please use these links to upgrade to a modern web browser that fully supports our website and protects your computer from security risks.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer 8

Hide this message

FSU Tag Line

Musk Ox

Ovibos moschatus musk ox



Average Size: 1.2-1.5 m (4-5ft) and weighs 227-363kg (500-800lbs)

Average Lifespan: 12- 20 years

Range/ Distribution Map

Habitat description: Tundra in Northern Canada and Greenland.

Behavior/Diet: Herbivore. Eats grass, moss, leaves, roots, and lichens. They are sociable living in herds to protect their young.

Conservation Status: non- threated.

Fun Fact:

When the young are endanger the adults surround the young, horns out, to protect them, like circling the wagons.