Sunday, August 11, 2013

More from Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

I never get tired of this place. The animals here I can watch all day.


Musk Ox have been around for a long time. There are about 4,000 in Alaska. They are hunted for their meat and their soft brownish wool-like underhair, called “qiviut,” has been called the rarest fiber in the world and is highly valued.

Marco
On a hot day, Hugo, Joe Boxer and Patron have a lot of fun in the pond keeping cool. They can be most humorous to watch, almost hypnotizing.
They don't have the skills to survive in the wild, but they do give us an opportunity to see what's in the wild up close.
 
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10 comments:

Edna said...

Can't wait to go there...only three more weeks!

Dave @ Around Anchorage, Alaska said...

Time is going by fast Edna. Enjoy your trip!

robin andrea said...

You do see some grand sights there, Dave.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

That fellow is pretty close...maybe a little too close for me!

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Rhonda said...

I was there last month, blogged about it too. I loved the conservation center.

caite said...

That musk ox is cool!

Beth F said...

Very cool. What a great opportunity to seem wildlife.

catsynth said...

Bears are quite endearing, even though we of course understand that they are wild animals. The musk ox is quite impressive.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful photos of the beautiful animals.

Julie Hargreaves said...

Amazing photos