All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Musk Ox</strong>
<em>Ovibos moschatus</em> 
There is a Musk Ox Farm along the Glenn Highway in Palmer. Tours are given to introduce people to these fascinating animals. The shaggy fur called <em>qiviut</em> (pronounced kiv-ee-ute) is collecte...
Musk Ox
Ovibos moschatus
There is a Musk Ox Farm along the Glenn Highway in Palmer. Tours are given to introduce people to these fascinating animals. The shaggy fur called qiviut (pronounced kiv-ee-ute) is collected by the workers and sent to native villages to be spun into yard and knitted into beautiful garments. Qiviut is the warmest fiber on earth (and very expensive too!).

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