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Muskox
Muskox
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Ungulata

A Muskox is a type of arctic ungulate that lives in herds like in prehistoric times. The word Ox comes from Old English oxa which comes from Proto-Germanic *uhsô which comes from Proto-Indo-European *uksḗn. Further origin unknown but it maybe have been borrowed from Proto-Kartvelian *usx- meaning "sacrificial bull". This makes Ox cognate with German Ochse and Welsh ych. Musk oxen have a coat of woolly fur to keep them nice and warm.

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Musk oxen are cousins of the sheep and have curly horns for protection.

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Musk oxen are grazers which means they eat grass, barley, and arctic oats.

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