The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the live nature cam network Explore.org have launched the network’s first live webcam stream dedicated to one of the Arctic’s most iconic animals: the muskox.
The new muskox cam streams from UAF’s Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station, located just north of the Fairbanks campus off Yankovich Road. It’s pointed at the facility’s north pasture. A second cam in the calf pen is scheduled to start streaming in the spring.
LARS is home to 43 muskoxen, ranging in age from 7 months to 18 years, as well as 41 reindeer and 11 wood bison. Muskox cam visitors will also see reindeer and wood bison on the stream, which will run during daylight hours.
Muskoxen have been at home in the Arctic since the last ice age. With their long, shaggy guard hair and super-insulating underwool, called qiviut, they are perfectly adapted to life in the Arctic’s frigid temperatures. Qiviut, which they shed each year, is a highly sought-after fiber due to its luxurious softness and warmth.
LARS maintains its herds for educational and research purposes, focusing on things like reproduction, nutrition, behavior and agricultural potential.
Explore.org is a nonprofit educational organization that operates more than 150 webcams at locations on four continents. One of Explore.org’s most well-known webcam channels features the bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, best known for the popular “#FatBearWeek” competition during the first part of October.
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