An ox looks like a small bison with a long coat and a large head, and it has curved horns and sharp hooves. Their long warm hair and strong muscles are ideal for the tundra and mountainous terrain that oxen usually call home.Know More
Musk ox are members of the cattle family, although they are not closely related to typical cattle. They are more closely related to bison, but they live in more northern areas than bison and are typically found in the northern parts of Canada and in Greenland. They stand around 4 feet at the shoulders, although their large heads can make them appear much taller. At around 6 feet in length, the hair of the musk ox is the longest of any mammal. Most musk oxen have dark brown or black hair.
The musk ox is a community living mammal. They can live in herds of 10 to 100, depending on the season. The majority of the herd works to protect the young when there are predators, such as hunters and wolves. Their sharp hooves are generally not used for protection but for traction when traversing hilly areas. Their sharp hooves help them walk on ice and on hills.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Musk oxen are herbivores that eat roots, moss, lichens, flowers and grass. They live in the Arctic, so during the winter months they must dig through snow in order to find plants. During the summer months flowers and grass are more frequently available to them.Full Answer >
Breeds of cats that are characteristically considered large include the American Shorthair, also known as the Maine Coon, weighing about 25 pounds with a long coat; the Norwegian Forest has a long coat and woolly undercoat with a smaller face; the plush-coated Ragdoll gets its name from it going limp like a doll when picked up; the Siberian has a soft luxurious coat and mane; the American Bobtail has a distinctive bobbed tail, as its name implies, and the Savannah, the largest breed, has cheetah-like spots and pointed ears. Pictures of large house cat breeds can be found online from websites lite the Cat Fancier's Association or Cat Channel. Detailed characteristic information is included for each recognized breed.Full Answer >
The most important things to look for when buying a draft horse are health and suitability for the job. The horse's temperament and level of training are also important considerations.Full Answer >
A javelina, or peccary, is a medium-sized mammal that resembles a wild pig but is actually a member of the deer family. It looks menacing with a coarse coat and long teeth.Full Answer >