MOOSE

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Large Bull Moose in Jasper Entering the Rut and Beginning to Seek out Cows.

(Alces alces) MOOSE

How large is Jasper Alberta's Moose?

  • Mass: 200 to 825 kg
    Length: to 10 ft. (3 m)


  • Where does the Canadian Moose Range?

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    One of Jasper's Magnificent Bull Moose in September 2018.



  • Wildlife living area: taiga, temperate forest & rainforest
    Status: no special status.
    Range: Limited to the Rocky Mountains as far south as Colorado, and to the eastern states bording Canada.

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    Jasper National Park Bull Moose During the Rutting Season.

    Moose occur over most of Alaska. Their overall range coincides with that of coniferous forest. Generally found near streams or ponds where there are willows. Also Northern Europe and Asia.


  • Bull Moose Become More Aggressive in September, Warming Up for Their Rutting Season




    Details on moose in Jasper

  • The largest member of the deer family. Adults may stand as tall as 2 1/3m high. The largest recorded antler spread is over two meters. Moose are good swimmers, able to sustain a speed of 6 miles an hour. They move swiftly on land. Some have been clocked at 35 miles an hour. Moose measure in height up to 7.5 feet.

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    A Very Healthy Bull Moose in Jasper, Alberta.

    Moose Calf Sept 2018 Beginning of Rutting Season Jasper Wildlife Tours 3
    A Moose Calf Looking for it's Mother for a Short Period before Reuniting.

    Moose Cow Sept 2018 Beginning of Rutting Season Jasper Wildlife Tours 4
    Moose Cow Nearing the Beginning of the Rutting Season in Jasper National Park.

    Playful Moose Calf March 2018 - Jasper Wildlife

    Healthy Moose Calf Finishing His First Winter in 2018


  • They generally live in forested areas where there is snow cover in the winter, and prefer moist conditions where there are lakes, ponds, and swamps.
Jasper Wildlife Moose Male - 2018
Jasper Wildlife Moose Male - 2018
Jasper Wildlife Moose Female - 2018
Jasper Wildlife Moose Female - 2018

Moose eat twigs, bark, roots and the shoots of woody plants. In the warm months, moose feed on water plants, water lilies, pondweed, horsetails, bladderworts, and bur-reed. In winter, they browse on conifers and eat their needle-like leave. They require 20kg of food per day.

Moose tracks are 5 - 6 in. (13 - 15 cm.) long and more pointed that the similarly-sized elk's. Dew claws are evident in snow, mud, and when running.




moose-tracks - Jasper Wildlife
Moose Tracks

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