Alaskan Moose

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Alaskan Moose

Alaskan Moose

Size:6-7ftWeight: 600-1,580lbsTop Speed: 20mphLife Span:10-16 yearsLifestyle:HerdConservation Status:Least Concern

Domain:EukaryoticKingdom:AnimaliaPhylum:ChordataClass:MammaliaOrder:ArtiodactylaFamily:CervidaeGenus:AlcesSpecies:A. alcesSubspecies:A. a. gigas

Prey: Grass, Twigs, PondweedPredators: Human, Bear, Wolves

A male moose has very large antlers that they renew once a year. A moose sheds its antlers for the winter. In the springtime the moose begins to grow new antlers which takes up to 5 months to fully develop.

The Alaskan Moose has chocolate brown fur to keep warm and to blend in with its suroundings.

Strong legs for walking through the alaskan wilderness.

The Alaska Moose lives thoughout Alaska and in most parts of the western area of Yukon, Canada.

The Alaskan Moose is the largest species of moose in North America

Most of the year, the Alaskan bull moose is not very aggressive towards other animals. But during the mating season, a bull moose will be more prone to attack any animal it comes in contact with.

(Alces alces gigas)

If a male moose loses in a fight, the moose has to wait one more year to mate.

Sometimes in a heated fight against a fellow male moose, the moose will get their antlers locked and sadly later die of stavation.

While looking for a mate, a bull moose will send a mating call out to attrack females and warn other males.

An Alaskan Moose will usually live on its own by will sometimes form a herd with fellow moose.

Mating

The mating season is within fall and goes untill winter.

The Alaskan Moose has many nicknames such as " the giant moose" and " The Alaska Moose."

Moose are herbneviors which means that they only eat plants.

Alaskan Moose is pretty mellow during the spring and summer monthes, but they get more hyper active in the mating season.

The inhabitat of Alaskin Moose are insolated forests.


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