EAZA Ex situ Programme (EEP)

Musk ox

(Ovibos moschatus)

 Mikkel Stelvig 
Institution:   Copenhagen Zoo

EAZA Member Area


Copenhagen Zoo

IUCN Red List status

IUCN Red List LC


Programme roles

Direct Conservation icon  Research
Stimulate and catalyse more field work to clarify and monitor the situation of the species in the wild across its range with a focus on population numbers, adaptation, and climate change.
Non Conservation icon  Education
Create fascination for an impressive looking 'remnant of the ice age' with unique adaptations for life in an arctic climate.

Programme numbers

In May 2021, the Musk ox EEP had 62 animals in 15 institutions.

Programme highlights

  • Zooquaria issue 111 (spring 2021) has an article featuring the Caprinea TAG. You can read the article on page 14 and 15. 
  • The EAZA Caprinae TAG has a Facebook page where they regularly publish news stories about the species under the TAG. 
  • EAZA published its 2021 Annual TAG Report. 

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