Love Letter: The Muskoxen at Point Defiance Zoo Are Smelly and Steadfast

I’ll be honest, I never thought about muskoxen before I moved to Tacoma. I was, at most, vaguely aware of their existence as a species. But much like the muskox itself (did you know it has two layers of fur to withstand arctic winter conditions?), life is full of surprises.

For example, an unsuspecting visitor to Point Defiance Park might be surprised to look out their car window and see, over a not-very-tall fence, a pair of regal, shaggy creatures lazing around in the grass. These are Charlotte and Hudson, the only residents of the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium who you can comfortably see

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