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Bull of the Woods

Bull of the Woods


On average, an adult moose stands 1.82.1 m (67 ft) high at the shoulder.[40] Males weigh 380720 kg (8501580 pounds) and females weigh 270360 kg (600800 pounds).[41] The largest of all is the Alaskan subspecies (A. a. gigas), which can stand over 2.1 m (7 ft) at the shoulder, has a span across the antlers of 1.8 m (6 ft) and averages 634.5 kg (1,396 lbs) in males and 478 kg (1,052 lbs) in females.[42] Typically, however, the antlers of a mature specimen are between 1.2 m (3.9 ft) and 1.5 m (4.9 ft). The largest confirmed size for this species was a bull shot at the Yukon River in September 1897 weighing 820 kg (1,800 lb) and was 233 cm (92 in) tall at the shoulder.[43] The Moose of Alaska matches the extinct Irish Elk as the largest deer of all time.[44] Behind only the bison, the Moose is the second largest land animal in both North America and Europe. The life span of an average moose is about 1525 years.

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