Name: the moose (Alces alces) is the largest and heaviest species of deer in the world. In Europe, they are known as ‘elk’ which can cause confusion as the name ‘elk’ refers to red deer in North America.
Appearance: moose are easily recognised by their large size, brown coats, and enormous antlers. Adult males have broad ‘open hand’ shaped antlers, unlike most other deer which have ‘twig-like’ antlers.
Size: moose stand up to 2 metres tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 700 kg. They can reach over 3 metres in length and their antlers can grow up to 1.5 metres wide.
Where to see Moose
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