Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Moose

Alces alces

Description:

Largest species in the deer family, distinguished by huge palmate antlers of the males. Generally are solitary animals. Although generally slow-moving, they can become aggressive if startled.

Habitat:

Boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the northern hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates.

Notes:

We came across this cow and calf pair in the same place on the Gunflint Trail both on the way out and on the way back from a backcountry ski trail. They were licking the salt from the road, and did not have intentions of moving. Both even bent down into their front knees to get a better taste. Beautiful pair to see.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

2 Comments

Lindsy
Lindsy 7 years ago

Thanks, cbenito00! They are huge. It's such a rush to see them so close.

cbenito00
cbenito00 7 years ago

Awesome!!!!!! They are sooooo big!!!!!!!!!!!

Lindsy
Spotted by
Lindsy

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Dec 27, 2013
Submitted on Jan 4, 2014

Spotted for Mission

Reference

Tags

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team