Moose

I'm doing the moose for AG

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Moose

The moose (North America) or Eurasian elk (Europe), Alces alces, is the largest extantspecies in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic ("twig-like") configuration.

Moose

Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere intemperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over the years. Moose have been reintroduced to some of their former habitats.
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Moose

Though the Moose fraternal organization was founded in the late 1800s with the modest goal of offering men an opportunity to gather socially, it was reinvented during the first decade of the 20th century into an organizational dynamo of men and women who set out to build a city that would brighten the futures of thousands of children in need all across North America.
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The moose in the picture above is a Male moose. (Bull)

After expanding for most of the 20th century, the moose population of North America has been in steep decline since the 1990s. Populations expanded greatly with improved habitat and protection, but for unknown reasons, the moose population is declining rapidly.
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The moose in the picture above is a female. (Cow)

A moose in its prime has little to fear from most predators, for few animals apart from man possess the ability to kill it. Timber wolves (Canis lupus) tend to take either calves separated from their mothers or sick or disabled animals. There are recorded accounts of adult moose standing their ground and successfully fending off entire packs of wolves. The front feet of a moose, as well as its hind ones, are lethal weapons that will take their toll on unwary adversaries.
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Moose

Massive and majestic, moose are a cherished wildlife icon of North America. These big mammals require cool climates to thrive, and this aspect of moose biology places the animals in difficult straits as they face a warming climate.

Moose

In the Midwest U.S., moose are primarily limited to the upper Great Lakes region, but strays, primarily immature males, have been found as far south as eastern Iowa. For unknown reasons, the moose population is declining rapidly in the Midwest.

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Moose

Males and females are about the same height (4 to 6 feet, or 1.2 to 1.8 meters, at the shoulder) but males weigh more, around 950 pounds (430 kilograms), while females weigh 750 pounds (340 kg) on average.

Moose

The common light-grey moose, called by the Indians, Wampoose, and the large or black-moose, which is the beast whose horns I herewith present. As to the grey moose, I take it to be no larger than what Mr. John Clayton, in his account of the Virgnia Quadrupeds, calls the Elke ... was in all respects like those of our red-deer or stags, only larger... The black moose is (by all that have hitherto writ of it) accounted a very large creature.... The stag, buck, or male of this kind has a palmed horn, not like that of our common or fallow-deer, but the palm is much longer, and more like that of the German elke.
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Habitat

However, in simplified form, moose country is the variously dense mixed forest, called taiga or "northern bush," on the one hand; on the other hand, it is the open "forest-tundra," where conifers, ten to fourteen feet (three to four metres) high, dwarf-birch, alder and willows are scattered, mostly around takes, bogs and streams.
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Last but not least!!!

Description Largest deer, and one of the largest land mammals in North America. Elongated head with pendulous snout, unique hanging dewlap, and huge rotatable ears that provide an excellent sense of hearing. Upper lip marked by small rectangular bare spot. Long legs gray at bottom. Heavy body with humped shoulders and a small tail. Light brown to black body color from guard hairs over gray undercoat that provide ample protection from cold, snowy winters. Male is larger than the female and bears enormous palmate antlers (largest in the world) that are grown in summer and shed in winter. Most females have white hair around vulva. Juvenile pelage is reddish.

Habitat

In Anchorage, Alaska, residents' trash has increasingly becomemoose's treasure. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently reported that the moose activity of nosing through abandoned cuisine has steadily escalated in the past 15 years. March and April are the worst months because the winter foodsupply in the wild grows scarce and hungry moose lumber into the city in higher numbers.

Moose affecting humans

As long as you are not hunting or depleting the moose's habitat it will cohabitate with humans. I am looking at a big bull moose in our back yard right now. It is not afraid of us but of course we leave it alone. Dogs can cause issues of course. Our moose is somewhat approachable but I wouldn't expect this to be true in the rutting season.
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