Sunday, 8 August 2010

"The Yellowknife Hermit Moose"

Riddled: Our animal friends
"The Yellowknife Hermit Moose"

(2) The Yellowknife Hermit Moose is among the lesser-known fauna of Canada, with a range restricted to the Northwest and Yukon Territories. Judging from the icebergs in the background, the artist drew this specimen somewhere close to the Beaufort Sea coastline.

The Hermit Moose has benefited from the construction of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline since it is not restricted to curved shells such as those of hydroelectric turbines and abandoned Tokamak reactors, but can also make its home in abandoned lengths of pipeline.