Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lunar New Year of the Ox

Lunar New Year of the OxAdult female of the East Greenland Musk Ox. From a photograph provided by the American Museum of Natural History
Musk-ox, Bison, Sheep and Goat. By Caspar Whitney, George Bird Grinnell, Owen Wister. Published by Macmillan, 1904. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Sep 13, 2007. 284 pages.

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