Palmer Farm Provides Home For Musk Oxen

Ellen Lockyer, APRN – Anchorage

The horned, long haired Musk Ox, once plentiful in Alaska, was so over-hunted, that by the mid-19th century, it vanished from Alaska. Efforts to bring back, and to domesticate, the gentle animals began in the 1950s with a few musk oxen captured in Canada.  A Palmer farm now provides a safe home for a growing herd and its seven new babies.

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