Friday, May 8, 2009

Baby Musk Ox - May, 2009

We got a call a couple of weeks ago.  The first baby musk ox have been born.  A couple of them were taken from their mothers and are being hand raised.  Here are pictures of one of them in the field with his mother.

This is Tsunami.  She is being bottle raised.  She is about 8 months old in these pictures.  Obviously, she doesn't understand what a fence is yet.  Musk ox are related to the goat family, so she bleats like a lamb.  She did not want to be left alone and was content if she was just near someone.

We were a distance away and Tusnami was bleating.  I came back toward her pen and she stopped.  She kept trying to get near me, but didn't understand what was stopping her (the fence).

She was still trying to learn how to drink from the bottle, and I was trying to learn how to hold it just right!