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An Ice Age Survivor

Muskox, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve/Jason Gablask
Jason Gablask
Monday, February 27, 2017

Dating back to about 187,000 to 129,000 years 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 itomingmak, meaning "the animal with skin like a beard" for their distinct fur that hangs down nearly to the ground.--National Park Service, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

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