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Fast MOOSE Facts From Yukon Government Website


  • Height 2 m
  • Weight 500 kg
  • Lifespan 10-20 years
  • Predators Wolves, bears, humans
  • Yukon population estimate:  70,000
  • 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

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