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Fun Facts about Moose

Updated on July 4, 2017
Here I am with a moose in New Hampshire.
Here I am with a moose in New Hampshire. | Source

We Love the Moose

There's something about the moose that gets people excited. Maybe it is the huge size of one or their cute-ugly looks. Whatever the reason, people love them.

Learn more about the way a moose lives, what a moose eats, and where you can see a moose. I've found the best videos and links for you to learn all about the moose. Here are lots of fun facts about the moose to entertain and inform you.

When I visit New Hampshire or Maine, I look for moose everywhere we go. They aren't easy to find.


Moose in the Water

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Where Can You See a Moose?

Moose sometimes show up in places you wouldn't expect. My husband saw one in downtown Kennebunk, Maine. When we drive around New England, I watch for moose wherever there is forest or some water. Moose like to wade in ponds or swampy areas eating the water plants.

More Than One Moose?

They are not meeses or even mooses.

More than one moose is still moose.

A group of moose is called a herd

just like with deer or cows.

What Is a Baby Moose Called?

A young moose is a calf. The father is called a bull. The mother is called a cow.

Here's a Fun Moose Story

Have You Ever Seen A Moose Taking A Bath?
Have You Ever Seen A Moose Taking A Bath?

Ages 4-8, a rhyming story. Ask the librarian at school or in the public library if they have this book.

If they don't have it, I'll bet they have some other moose stories for you to read.

 

Watch a Video of Twin Moose Calves Playing in a Backyard Sprinkler

Don't Mess with a Moose

A moose may look like a big, dumb, slow-moving animal. Don't be fooled. If you annoy a moose, it can turn on you quickly and they run faster than you can.

You don't want to get stomped by those big feet or stabbed with those antlers.

One Place to Find a Moose

This magnificent moose statue in front of the Cabella's store in Maine. Isn't he handsome!
This magnificent moose statue in front of the Cabella's store in Maine. Isn't he handsome! | Source

A Moose Can Run up to 35 Miles Per Hour

Moose Statue in New England

Moose are popular in New England, so you'll see statues of them in many places.
Moose are popular in New England, so you'll see statues of them in many places. | Source

What Do You Get When You Cross a Moose and a Lobster?

Answer: A Mobster

If You Give a Moose a Muffin
If You Give a Moose a Muffin

The first book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" was so popular that the author has continued with several others. Here are the funny results from giving a moose a muffin. My librarian friends love these books for story times with preschool kids.

 

Moose Antlers - How much do they weigh?

Look at the size of these antlers. A moose has really strong muscles in its neck to hold up the weight of the antlers.
Look at the size of these antlers. A moose has really strong muscles in its neck to hold up the weight of the antlers. | Source

Wow, 70 Pounds of Antlers

Did you know that the antlers of a bull moose can weigh as much as 70 pounds? Is that more than you weigh?

Dr. Seuss Tells about Thidwick the Moose

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (Classic Seuss)
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (Classic Seuss)

Classic Dr. Seuss! Ages 4 to 8. Thidwick is overly generous and ends up with a whole menagerie camped out in his antlers. The story is told in verse with a moral that's fun as only Dr. Seuss can be.

 

© 2010 Virginia Allain

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      Lorelei Cohen 2 years ago from Canada

      Growing up in Northern B.C. we definitely had our share of encounters with moose and bear. Moose was one of our main meats.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      @LisaDH: Well, "mooses" does sound funny, but most people don't have occasion to use the plural anyway, either correctly or incorrectly.

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      Good to know that the plural form of moose is still moose. I never knew that!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      We had a close encounter of the moose kind while visiting the Grand Canyon. They blocked the road and cars were backed up, but no one seemed to mind. It's definitely not something you see everyday.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      moose are super ugly but this is a good article

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      2wice 5 years ago from Maine, USA

      Where I live moose are very plentiful but I will still stop and take pictures when I can.

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      Did you know that there are between 100,000 and 150,000 moose in the province of Newfoundland?

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      Cute! Love the jokes - they are moosic to my ears. This lens has been blessed and added to my animal alphabet lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What wonderful moose fun! I got to touch a young one once when I was little, they are not pretty but they are beautiful. You mention that a moose can be dangerous and that is very true, they are feisty. I saw a video a while back of a moose holding off a pack of wolves, he was a smart one and wouldn't let them get to his back haunches.

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      Amazing lens, I have never seen a moose in the wild I bet it's a beautiful sight. What a great page some interesting moose facts and lovely pictures.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Oh this is absolutely adorable. I love how you have presented all the moose facts and jokes. So cute.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      I went on a moose quest to Maine not so very long ago. My amazing moose moments took place in Baxter State Park. Had some very up close and personal moments (too close!) with a cow and her calf. They are such fascinating creatures. Enjoyed your lens!

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      Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

      One summer as we were crossing the Vermont mountains we ran across a mother moose and her twin calves. What an amazing sight! We never saw moose when I was young. There were too many fields and pastures. Now that the woods have grown back in the Moose are coming back. Ever since I saw those two baby moose I have been interested in finding the facts about moose.

      Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      GramaBarb 6 years ago from Vancouver

      I am a fan of the moose too. Blessed!

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      Moose are so ugly that they are cute. I love moose :)

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      grannysage 6 years ago

      I am following wordstock's list of blessed lenses and I can see why she stopped here. My mother grew up on Isle Royale which has both moose and wolves. As she got older, I would buy her a stuffed moose for Christmas. There is just something special about these unique creatures. My trivia fact about moose - many of the Isle Royale moose have arthritis. I don't know, I find that interesting.

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      I absolutely love this? But honestly, mobster? Very cute, full of fun stuff and facts and the Christmas moose is fun too. Blessed because it made me laugh.