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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Moose

There are an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 moose in Canada.

0.3% of all road accidents in Canada involve a Moose.

Every year, between 550 and 800 moose are killed on Alaska’s roads in collisions with motor vehicles.

Moose attack more people annually than bears and wolves combined.

Currently, most moose are found in Alaska, Canada, New England, Estonia, Latvia, Russia and Scandinavia,

Bull moose browses a beaver pond. By Walter Ezell, CC BY 3.0 Wikipedia Commons


Most male moose will break off it's antlers after mating season to conserve energy for winter. They will regrow a new set each spring, which can grow up to an inch a day, making it one of the fastest growing animal parts.

The cells that make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature.

Moose, Superior National Forest, Minnesota, USA

In Alaska, there are laws against pushing a moose from an airplane, viewing a moose from a plane, and giving a moose beer.

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