Moose have the largest horns among all mammals. The swing of the horn reaches -180 cm, weight: 20 – 30 kg.
Moose is the largest species of deer family.
Every year (in November – December) the moose drops its horns and walks without them until April – May. Female moose do not have horns.
The moose length can reach – 3 m, height up to – 2,3 m, weight from 360 – 600 kg.
Moose live in the USA, Canada, Russia, China, Mongolia and in some countries of Europe. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the moose were exterminated in Western and Eastern Europe, later restored through protection.
Moose for one day pass 10 – 15 km.
Moose feed on herbs, mosses, mushrooms and lichens.
For a year, moose eats – 7 tons of feed.
Moose well swim, run at speeds up to 56 km / h.
The moose have good hearing and smell, but weak vision: they do not see a motionless person at a distance of tens of meters.
Moose are defended from predators by their forelegs and horns.
Moose milk is 3-4 times fatter than cow’s milk. It contains 5 times more protein.
Moose lives more than 10 years.
In the city of Vyborg (Russia) there is a monument to an Moose. It was installed in 1928.
The image of an moose can be found on road signs and a banknote of currencies.