Amazing Animal of the Week!
Male Moose can weigh up to 1,400 pounds, while female moose are normally in between 700 and 1,100 pounds. The big flap of skin and fur under their necks is called a bell. The male's antlers can weigh up to 75 pounds. Each year the antlers are shed between mid-December and January and begin to grow again in early spring. Antlers grow quickly and a thin furry covering known as “velvet” begins to grow over them. In August, when the antlers are full grown, the velvet sloughs off within a few days. The average life span of a Moose is 15-25 years.
- Moose can run up to 35 mph
- The scientific name of Moose is Alces alces
- The plural of Moose is Moose
- In Europe Moose are called Eurasian Elks
- Moose only have 32 teeth
- Moose can swim up to 10 miles without stopping
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