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Moose (Alces alces) are the largest members of the deer family (Cervidae). Few predators can challenge a healthy adult. A large moose can weigh up to 1750 pounds.
Moose are usually shy and generally stay close to ponds or lakes where they enjoy browsing for aquatic plants. They also eat a variety of grasses, herbs and bark.They can outswim wolves and will run to water to escape being harassed. The wolf is their chief predator.
Many hunters and naturalists consider the bull moose during the fall rut one of the most dangerous animals. They can be unpredictable and belligerent. A rutting moose has been known to attack humans and even automobiles.
Moose live in the northern parts of North America and Eurasia. They inhabit coniferous forests northward to the tundra and southward to the limits of larch and birch forests. Moose breed in autumn. Calves are born in the spring after a gestation of 240-250 days. The mother cares for the calf until the next calf is born.