How Much Do Moose Weigh?

As the largest member of the deer family, the moose is a large herbivore best known for its large antlers

These animals are not only large, but also heavy

How much does a Moose weigh?

The Alaskan moose is the largest subspecies of all, weighing between 660 pounds and 1,500 pounds (299-680 kg)

The current largest moose weighed 1,808 pounds (820 kg)

How much does a baby moose weigh?

A female moose, also known as a cow, usually gives birth to one or two calves

Are the Moose in trouble?

Moose are not known to be aggressive towards humans, in general

But like wild animals, you don’t want to get too close or do anything to make them angry

How much does a Moose eat?

Moose are large herbivores and like to eat plants and grasses every day

During the summer, when it thrives in forests and rivers, moose will eat up to 70 pounds (31 kg) of grass, shrubs, and aquatic plants each day day

However, in the winter when there is no food to go around, a moose eats about 30 pounds (13 kg) of grass and plants every day

~ Fun Fact ~ Moose antlers, known as ‘paddles’, are large

Males only have elbows, and they are used to protect and attract females All male moose shed their paddles in the winter, by shaking their heads

So, after shaking their head, a moose can lose up to 40 pounds in weight!


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