Musk ox

Musk ox are the last animals we reintroduced so far. They arrived to the Park in September 2010. These animals were brought from the Wrangel Island. Next year we plan to bring several more seasons.

Comparing with Wrangel island food base in the Park is very good for musk ox. So far they are doing well and show no signs on body weight loss. Right now they are kept in a small 50 ha fenced area to keep track of there behavior and conditions.

Weather on the island was foggy and windy almost the entire duration of our stay. This substantially hardened the search for musk ox. In case of danger musk ox herd stand in circle, hiding youth inside, and herd leader roam around the circle. In case if someone or something approach closer then 30 meters it attacks. We decided no to approach closer then 30 meters