Moose can be found throughout Canada and the northern states of the USA. They are generally found in forests and woodland areas near water.
They are the largest species of deer, standing as tall as 2.3m, although they look quite different to most deer. Males have a large pair of antlers on their heads, while females do not. Moose are very heavy, and can weigh as much as a car! They also have wide paws which help them walk on snow.
Moose are herbivores, meaning they only eat plants. They will happily graze on twigs, bark, roots and sprouts, and even aquatic plants like water lilies. In fact, they can dive up to five metres underwater to find their food. And they eat A LOT – up to 33kg a day. That might be more than you weigh!
A Lone Ranger
Moose don’t live in packs, and usually you’ll find them cruising through the forest at their own pace – which is slow. Although they can run as fast as 56kmph, they like to take their time. When it’s mating season though, they love showing off, and you’ll often see two males bucking antlers to impress a female.