Largest member of the deer family
Dark brown/black coloration (males tend to be darker than females)
Long legs, hump in between shoulders
Long, large nose and mule-like ears
Males have shovel-like antlers
Both sexes have a ‘bell’ or beard hanging from the throat but it tends to be larger in males
Solitary for most of the year, the fall rutting season brings Moose together The bull Moose cough, grunt, and rub their antlers on trees to attract females. Cows make a low moaning call to indicate their receptiveness. Bulls clash antlers and engage in a shoving match for dominance and mating rights. Cow Moose give birth in the spring to one, two or rarely three calves. The calves will stay with the cow until just before the next calf is born.
Woody shrubs, leaves, aquatic plants