Moose

Moose
Moose
Moose

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
FamilyCervidae
SubfamilyCapreolinae
GenusAlces
Binomial nameAlces alces

Range Map

Range of species in blue

Description

The moose is a solitary animal with huge antlers and is the largest member of the deer family. Their color ranges from light to dark brown.

The moose is massive, measuring from 1.4 to 2.1 m in height and from 2.4 to 3.2 m in length. They weigh from 200 to 700 kg and are herbivores.

They eat bark, leaves, pine cones, young branches, and fruits. Moose lives in forests in the northern part of the entire world, and have a lifespan from 15 to 25 years.