Moose are the largest of all the deer species. Males are immediately recognisable by their huge antlers, which can spread 6 feet from end to end. Moose have long faces and muzzles that dangle over their chins. A flap of skin known as a bell sways beneath each moose's throat.
Moose are similarly nimble on land. They can run up to 35 miles an hour over short distances, and trot steadily at 20 miles an hour.
Common Name: Moose
Scientific Name: Alces alces
Group Name: Herd
Average Life Span In The Wild: 15 to 20 years
Size: Height at shoulder, 5 to 6.5 ft
Weight: 1,800 lbs
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