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Quest for Nunavut muskox (Continued)

Updated: December 15, 2005, 8:07 PM ET
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As our team motors into a new area some 50 miles west of Cambridge Bay, muskoxen are seen dispersing in the distance. Glassing with Nakashook, I notice two big bulls split from the herd and angle toward a long ridge.

When the muskox herd runs at the sound of the snow machines, the older, mature bulls often get separated.

Weak from breeding season, the heavier-bodied bulls break through the crusted snow and have trouble keeping up with the younger and faster herd animals. Once separated, ...

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