A summer trek along the ACT reveals extensive life, despite the species count being low. It could be delineated as ‘big game country, with reindeer and musk ox doubtless to be seen. Reindeer antlers and bones ar seen on a daily basis on the path. Juvenile reindeer ar inquisitive and might approach walkers, while adults ar fast to break away. Stocky, shaggy musk ox, related to sheep and goats, were hunted nearly to the purpose of extinction, but the space around Kangerlussuaq was restocked within the Nineteen Sixties with twenty seven calves, and their numbers are currently around ten thousand. Musk ox is just rarely seen on the trail. By all means admire them, but provide them wide berth. They are unpredictable, especially in family teams, and might charge anyone approaching them.
Two animals that do often seen are the arctic hare and fox. The hare is white, as are some of the foxes, but different foxes ar a dark color, referred to as ‘blue’.