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Musk Ox Farm, Palmer

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Farm · Tourist Spot
The Musk Ox Development Corporation (MODC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to the domestication of the musk ox and to the promotion of qiviut production as a gentle and sustainable agricultural practice in the Far North, with a focus on public education and providing income opportunities to Alaska Native People.
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  • Our visit to the musk ox farm was so informative! This farm hand combs the qiviut , a very valuable fiber! The Amina’s get to choose if they want to be combed! One animal does not so she is free to...  more »
  • Stopped out of curiosity, had never seen a musk ox up close. They are interesting animals and actually sort of cute! We enjoyed learning about them as we toured the farm. Even grownups like us had a.....  more »
  • Mark was an amazing guide, incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The facility it self is well kept and has the animals best interests in mind 24/7. From bottle feeding to rut safety I was very impressed and would most certainly visit again!
  • Neat and informative visit to the musk ox farm where I learned a lot about the musk ox, most notably that they are not part of the ox family. The staff take great care to explain how the animals are housed and cared for. Not a petting zoo so there is limited interaction between guests and the animals with the exception of the chance to feed the younger musk oxen in their pen at the end of the tour (only did the tour once so not sure if this is available on every tour). Highly recommend this tour. Admission fees help run the farm and there is a gift shop where the must ox hair (called Qiviut) is made into hats and scarves.

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