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Muskox on Thelon River, NWT. My last two postings on this thread have already been included in my Thelon River Trip Report. But there might be members on this site who have not read that TR, who would like to see images of wildlife. Hope you don't mind if am sort of double posting. Let me know if that's not appropriate!

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We were camped only about 200 m (200 yards) from the herd, in a small grove of spruce that was also used by the muskox for rubbing.
 
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This is from the Canadian National Park Service.


Light brown musk ox fur caught in willows overlooking tundra and a creek
Muskox qiviut caught in willows
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Muskox also start to shed their dense fur, called qiviut. Imagine if you were a muskox and the time has come to shed your dense underfur. It’s hot and itchy. For this reason muskox are often found rubbing themselves against any available surface. Willows, downed trees, and even buildings are popular places for muskox to use to shed their qiviut quicker. Local subsistence users still utilize qiviut in their knitting.

Yes, it should be muskoxen or musk oxen.
 
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