If you ever find yourself walking through the Alaskan bush, there’s a small chance you could come across one of the state’s little-known animals.
The behemoths, Ice Age relics who can weigh up to 800 pounds, look like monsters from Inuit mythology.
These animals are not magical creature, but muskoxen.
The hairy beasts are one of the few Ice Age megafauna in the Americas to survive changing weather and human hunters, but the millennia have not been kind on the humble muskox.
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the animals once roamed the North America, Asia and Europe. By the 1920s, the beasts could only be found in Greenland and remote reaches of Canada.
In 1930, an attempt was made to reintroduce the muskox back to Alaska.
A total of 34 of the creatures