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Muskox ~ Ovibos moschatus

From: Atlantic Public Media
Series: One Species at a Time ~ The Encyclopedia of Life
Length: 05:00

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Ice Age survivors that once roamed the far north alongside the woolly mammoth, now struggling on the slopes of Norway. Read the full description.

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Introduced to Norway from Greenland in the 1940s, muskoxen flourished on these cool, dry slopes until 2006, when the seemingly healthy animals began to die. Ari Daniel Shapiro investigates the muskox mystery.

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Piece Description

Introduced to Norway from Greenland in the 1940s, muskoxen flourished on these cool, dry slopes until 2006, when the seemingly healthy animals began to die. Ari Daniel Shapiro investigates the muskox mystery.

Intro and Outro

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INTRO:
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Next up, our special series, One Species at a Time with Ari Daniel Shapiro from The Encyclopedia of Life
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From the Encyclopedia of Life, here's Ari Daniel Shapiro for One Species At a Time.

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OUTRO: Each piece has a back announce with credits and music mixed in and cannot be cut

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Ocean Theme Georg Brandl Egloff 2009 :00

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