Yk’s new muskox sculpture gets name

Yellowknife Mayor Rebecca Alty frolics in front of Elon Musk
(photo courtesy of Samantha Adrianne Photography/City of Yellowknife

The City Of Yellowknife has named the muskox sculpture out front of city hall – his name is Elon Muskox – a takeoff on the world-famous entrepreneur and Tesla CEO  Elon Musk. 

Eric Fuhrmann had the winning entry in the city’s name the muskox contest.

His submission received 123 votes.

In total, 300 name suggestions were submitted and 475 people cast a total of 1509 votes as part of the City’s contest to name the muskox.

Fuhrmann wins a one-month City of Yellowknife Family FlexiPass.

Yellowknife Mayor Rebecca Alty says the naming contest was a good one.

The muskox was donated to the City after representing the Northwest Territories as part of an exhibition of artworks, displayed in Gatineau, Quebec  in 2017 and 2018 as a legacy of Canada 150.

“We were very excited to see the numerous creative and unique names that were submitted,” Alty said. “The muskox is a striking addition to our downtown, and we invite everyone to come pay our newest resident a visit in Somba K’e Civic Plaza.”

The muskox can be seen in Somba K’e Civic Plaza in front of the City Hall steps, until a permanent home for him is found.  

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