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  • The men…in quest of musk-oxen, caribou, and Arctic hare: for Peary, who never had a single case of scurvy on any of his expeditions, fully appreciated the value of fresh meat as an antiscorbutic.

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  • Instead mouflon, chamois, and ibex had migrated down from their high summer habitat, and Jondalar had never seen so many musk-oxen.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Both species preferred the open, windy, dry land, but the rhinos liked grass and sedge, and musk-oxen, true to the goatlike creatures they were, browsed on woodier brush.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Although still rare, Ayla saw more woolly rhinoceroses than she had ever seen in one place, and though they didn't herd together, whenever she saw rhinos, they often saw musk-oxen, too.

    The Plains of Passage

  • The smaller woolly musk-oxen, however, who were goatlike creatures, all banded together for protection.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Though their underwool was shed in summer, musk-oxen became stressed if the weather turned too warm.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Tundra was able to support only dwarfed herbs, but in spring their conspicuous blossoms added color and beauty, and they fed musk-oxen, reindeer, and other animals that could digest them.

    The Plains of Passage

  • When threatened, musk-oxen, particularly the belligerent males, formed a tight phalanx of lowered horns facing outward from a circle in order to protect the calves and certain females.

    The Plains of Passage

  • The mammoths were more efficient subglacial browsers, the musk-oxen more intelligent ...

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  • A small herd of musk-oxen was huddled together, a blizzard swirling around them.

    The Mammoth Hunters


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