Rutting-fight mortality among musk oxen on Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada

  title={Rutting-fight mortality among musk oxen on Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada},
  author={Paul F. Wilkinson and Christopher C. Shank},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Abstract An estimated 5 to 10 per cent of musk ox bulls in north-central Banks Island were killed during the 1973 rut. The wounds are described and the probable manners of infliction discussed. It is suggested that musk oxen possess little inhibition against killing one another. 
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