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Moose Facts for Kids

  • Common Name: Moose
  • Bionomial Name: Alces alces
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Cervidae
  • Habitat Range: Asia, Europe, and North America
  • Diet: Herbivorous (Plants)
  • First Appeared: ~2 million years ago

21 Moose Facts For Kids

  1. The moose is a telemetacarpal deer that is the only member of the Alces genus.
  2. Alces alces is the binomial name for the moose.
  3. Moose are members of the New World deer subfamily (Capreolinae).
  4. The habitat range for the moose includes Asia, Europe, and North America.
  5. The habitats preferred by a moose are boreal forests, temperate broadleaf, and mixed forests.
  6. Moose is a browsing herbivore and strictly eat plant material.
  7. The diet of a moose includes both land and aquatic plants.
  8. An average adult moose will eat between 40 and 60 pounds of plant material daily.
  9. There is no official count of the worldwide moose population, but unofficially estimates put it between 1.5 and 2 million.
  10. Moose are solitary animals and live alone, young moose will stay with their mothers for birth to about 18 months.
  11. Moose are the largest and heaviest species in the deer family (Cervidae).
  12. Moose are the second largest terrestrial (land) animal in North America.
  13. The average adult moose has a height between 4.7 and 6.11 feet.
  14. The average adult male moose weighs between 838 and 1,543 pounds.
  15. The average adult female moose weighs between 441 and 1,080 pounds.
  16. The average head-and-body length for a moose is between 7.10 and 10.2 feet.
  17. The average tail length for a moose is between 2.3 and 3.1 inches.
  18. The average adult moose can run up to 35 miles per hour.
  19. The average lifespan of a moose is between 15 and 25 years.
  20. Male moose are known for their aggressive fights during the mating season (rut) as they fight over females.
  21. A male moose is referred to as a bull, a female moose is referred to as a cow, and a juvenile moose is referred to as a calf.

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Moose Pictures

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The moose (alces alces)

A picture of the moose (alces alces).

A mother moose with her baby

A picture of a mother moose with her baby.

A moose near the water

A picture of a moose near the water.

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