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The moose or European elk is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a "twig-like" configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates.

Moose Facts

Moose Facts

- The moose or Eurasian elk, is only behind the bison as the second largest land animal in North America and Europe.

- All moose are herbivores, and need to consume nearly 10,000 calories per day to maintain their body weight.

- A typical moose can eat up to 71 pounds of food per day.

- A male moose will lose its antlers after the mating season and conserve energy for the winter. A new set of antlers will regrow in the spring, taking 3 to 5 months to completely develop.

- This makes antlers one of the fastest growing animal organs. The antlers initially have a layer of skin, called velvet, but this is shed once the antlers are fully grown.

- The largest moose was 7.5 feet tall at the shoulder, and weighed 1800 pounds.

- Moose attack more people than bears and wolves combined. However, the results of these attacks are usually minor.

- There are 6 different subspecies of moose.

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