Moose are big• They are the largest animal in the northern hemisphere.• Adults can weigh up to 1500 pounds.• The largest moose live in Alaska.
Did you know?• There are no albino moose.• Airplanes in America collide with at least one moose a year on the runway.• A moose’s lifespan is about 15-25 years.
What to do if you see a moose• Moose can be very dangerous, but their eyesight isn’t great, so it is suggested that you hide behind a tree, and be very still.
Did you know? (part 2)• Moose can run at speeds of 35 miles an hour.• Moose antlers can spread out to 6 feet.• Female moose do not have antlers.• A moose’s antlers fall of once every year, and then grow back again through out the year.
Moose AreasThere are estimated to be:-175,000 moose in Alaska-30,000 moose in Maine-15,000 moose in Wyoming-10,000 moose in Minnesota-1,000,000 moose in Canada
Special Features (of a moose)• Moose have a flap of skin under their chin that is call a bell.• Moose have no upper front teeth• They have four parts to their stomach
Where did the moose originate from?• The word moose is said to come from the Algonquin word mooswa, which means “twig- eater”.• Over hundreds of thousands of years, moose have migrated across Europe. There was a very cold period in history, and during this time, they moved to Alaska. After this, more migration across North America continued.
Click on the link below to see an amazing moose video!• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKJpJP5IU eI
Moose Season• Moose tend to enjoy lakes and river in the hot summer months.• Moose like areas that were burned by forest fires as they are good browsing areas.• Moose like areas where there are plants, as they eat very many different types (being herbivores).