does a moose look like?
- Moose are
very big. They are part of the deer
family. In Europe, moose are called
- Moose have long, dark
brown hair and long skinny legs. They have a hump on
their back shoulder. The bell-shaped thing that hangs
under their neck is called a dewlap.
Female moose are called cows. Baby moose are called
calves. They are light colored when they are born. The
calves stay with their mother for a year.
huge, long head is hard to miss. A bull's
antlers can spread five feet wide. The
antlers fall off each winter, but grow
back in the spring.
- Males are
called bulls. They are much larger than
females. A moose weighs about 800 pounds.
It can be as tall as your parents and up
to 10 feet long.
do moose eat?
Moose can eat
over 100 pounds of plants each day. They like
to eat the plants near lakes and swamps.
Moose like water lilies as treats. They will
wade far out into a pond to munch on water
can I find a moose?
- Moose live alone or
in small groups. They hang out in wet, swampy places.
In the winter you can find them in
are the friends and enemies of a
the most moose in Canada and Alaska. They are
also found in the northern Rocky Mountains,
Great Lakes, and New England.
have very few enemies. Wolves and bears do
prey on the calves and weak adults. If you
see a moose, be careful. They can be
dangerous and run very fast.
can I find more information?
- You can learn more
about moose at these locations.
- Everything you always
wanted to know about moose!
- This site has a
description of moose, their habitat, behavior, and
- Learn little known
facts about moose, their evolution, classification,
- Similar site is
- Here you can read
several true stories and a few fiction ones that were
written by Alaskan students about their encounters
- Check out
MooseWorld! We're the moose picture of the month for
- Note: All photographs taken
with a digital camera in Grand Teton National Park,
Wyoming (July 1999).
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- Updated 9/01.