A Moose (Alces alces) calf scavenging the bare winter trees for some grub.

Adults grow out to 1.4–2.1 m (4.6–6.9 ft) tall at the shoulder, 2.4–3.2 m (7.9–10 ft) in length, and 200–360 kg (440–790 lb) - an adult male ‘bull’ can weigh up to 700 kg (1,500 lb). The Alaskan subspecies (A. a. gigas) is typically the largest, often reaching 2.1 m (7 ft) and beyond.

 The moose holds the title of largest deer species, with its closest rival, the elk, standing more than a foot shorter.

[Photo by Josie Carbaugh.]

(Source: metazoa-etcetera)

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 · 12:59

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