Ovibos translates into sheep ox, while moschatus means musk.
Fun Fact:Muskoxen live in herds with age-based hierarchies. When threatened they form a protective circle around their young with their horns facing outwards.
Habitat: Tundra of Canada and Greenland. They have been introduced into Russia/Siberia, Norway, and reintroduced into Alaska.
Ecosystem Role: They help shape and graze the grasses of the tundra, while providing a food source for arctic wolves and bears.