In order to strengthen the genetic base of the muskox strain, transplantation of individuals from zoos to the wild has taken place. Vildriket has been involved in such transplantation.
A young bull out on a wandering ended up once down in Färila in Hälsingland, where it was anesthetized and moved back to western Härjedalen.
The muskox does not smell musk, and the name is thus misleading, but the musk ox has scent glands that sit in front of / below the eyes. These glands swell during the rutting and give off a secretion that smells.
An adult muskox can shed 2.5 kg of bottom wool. Half a kilo spun into a 40-fiber thread would be enough for a 40-km long thread!
Muskoxen are peaceful animals, but if they become irritated and attack, they can be fatal. You should preferably not go closer than 200 meters of a muskox.