It takes a big beast like the moose to be able to live in the mountains, trekking from valley to valley to mate and to search for food to sustain their massive form. Their antler width, known as a rack, can be as much as 4-5’ (1.2m – 1,5m) wide and 25-30 lbs (11 – 13.5 kg), in which they grow a new one each year! Averaging 6-7’ (2+m) at the shoulders, and weighing up to 1600 lbs (542 – 725 kg), their long muscular legs carry their large bodies with ease over the bushes and quickly through the forest to the alpine meadows and lakes where if you’re lucky, you may find one feeding. But keep your distance as these giants are not one to take a chance with!
- Stan Masters
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