Oxen are a big part of the history of Nauvoo. Aren't they cute?
We took part of our P-Day to complete our assignment to clean the reader-boards at the "ox-wagon ride" here in Nauvoo. This is Bryce - isn't he cute! (Our task was not laborious because it had rained in the last two days!)
This board compares the advantages of using oxen instead of horses. It says that even a child could handle oxen even though they weighed 1,000-3,000 pounds.
This one is Duke.
This is Ike. I've included a video of the oxen that was taken around Novemeber (I think). They were getting ready for the Exodus Re-enactment and we happened to be at the right place at the right time to catch a short ride in the wagon.