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Moose – Where and How They Live  

Moose are often cute and cuddly in cartoons and books, but in real life, you wouldn’t want to mess with one. These animals are taller than your dad and they weigh more than 1,300 pounds. That’s as heavy as a car! Males have huge antlers that can grow 6 feet across or more.

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Moose are taller than your dad and they weigh more than 1,300 pounds. Read on to find out more all about moose.

You might not like cold weather, but moose seem to prefer it. They usually live in areas with cold, snowy winters, including North America, Europe and Asia. Moose are herbivores. During the summer, they eat tall grasses and shrubs. Moose have a hard time bending all the way to the ground to eat shorter grasses. In winter, they eat woody shrubs and pinecones.

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Moose like to swim. They can swim many miles without stopping and can stay underwater for up to 30 seconds.

Fun Facts about Moose for Kids

  • Moose like to swim. They can swim many miles without stopping and can stay underwater for up to 30 seconds.
  • In the spring, moose look for food in rivers and lakes. They nibble on the plants growing in the water.
  • Male moose are called bulls. They bugle, or make loud noises, in the fall to attract a mate.
  • Moose usually have just one or two babies, known as calves.
  • Moose can run up to 35 miles per hour.
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Baby moose can run faster than you when they’re only five days old!

Moose Vocabulary

  1. Cuddly: sweet, lovable
  2. Antlers: horn-like growths on the head
  3. Herbivore: eats plants
  4. Nibble: eat
  5. Bugle: loud noise or bellow

Learn More All About Moose

Watch a video of moose:

An information video about a wild moose in the National Park Animals

Moose Q&A

Question: Do moose lose their antlers?

Answer: Yes, the antlers fall off every year in late fall or winter. New antlers grow through the spring and summer. They are soft and velvety at first and become hard by fall.

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Question: Can baby moose run from predators?

Answer: Predators are a danger, but baby moose can run faster than you when they’re only five days old!

 

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