They’re 4 feet tall, weigh between 600 and 700 pounds, and have been around since the Pleistocene—outlasting saber-tooth tigers, giant sloths and mastodons. They have two layers of fur, one to keep them warm in winter, and another to keep the biting insects at bay in the summer. They have the social lives of elephants, can effectively protect their young from predators, and really know how to find food to fatten up on. And when snow and ice and wind and sub-freezing temperatures roll in, they do. . . nothing.
As this charming New York Times article explains:
Their scientific name is Ovibos moschatus. Ovibos!
How can you not love musk oxen?