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Alaska moose

Alces alces gigas

Description:

Mother moose and her calf (last photo) were observed grazing peacefully on mountain vegetation. Alaska moose is also known as giant moose and belongs to the subfamily Capreolinae or New World Deer.

Habitat:

Seen at the forest's edge in Denali National Park, Alaska.

Notes:

IUCN status of this subspecies may be different than that of A. alces.

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2 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a week ago

Thanks, Tukup! Yes, I wanted to give this cow and her calf some space because I could tell that they were getting a bit skittish, lol. It's really cool that you were able to visit the North Pole and finally got your moose encounter.

Tukup
Tukup a week ago

Nice catch Mauna, even if she wouldn't cooperate and give you a nice head-on shot. We visited my sister & her husband who've lived in North Pole, AK for 40+ years. After a week he said it's ridiculous that we haven't seen a moose. So we got in his pickup and he drove around, within 1/2 hour he found a moose cow & calf. They are magnificent creatures.

Alaska, USA

Lat: 63.24, Long: -151.28

Spotted on Jul 15, 2016
Submitted on Mar 10, 2019

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