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A Male Moose (Bull)
A Male Moose (Bull)


A Female and her Calf
A Female and her Calf
Photographer: Gribeco


Moose Range Map (N America, N Europe & Asia)
Moose Range Map
(N America, N Europe & Asia)

Alaska Moose
Alaska Moose

Chukotka Moose Chukotka Moose

Latin Name Alces alces
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location N America, N Europe & N E Asia
Colour Brown
Length 2.5 - 3.5 m (8.25 - 11 ft)
Tail 10 cm (4 inches)
Weight 500 - 700 kgs (1,100 - 1,550 lbs)
Life Expectancy 8 - 15 Yrs

Subspecies

Subspecies of the Moose include:

European Elk or Eurasian Elk
(Alces alces alces)
This subspecies can be found in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Czech Republic, Slovakia and northern Ukraine.

Yakutia Moose or Mid-Siberian Moose
(Alces alces pfizenmayeri)
This is the most common Moose in Asia and it can be found in eastern Siberia, Mongolia and Manchuria.

Ussurian or Amur Moose
(Alces alces cameloides)
This is the smallest of the subspecies and it can be found in eastern Russia and north eastern China.

Chukotka Moose or East Siberian Moose
(Alces alces burulini)
This is the largest subspecies in Europe and Asia and it can be found in eastern Siberia.

Eastern Moose
(Alces alces americana)
This subspecies inhabits eastern Canada and Northeastern USA.

Western Moose
(Alces alces andersoni)
This subspecies can be found in western Canada and Northwestern USA.

Alaskan Moose
(Alces alces gigas)
This is the largest subspecies in North America and it can be found in Alaska and western Yukon. It is also known as Alaska Moose or Giant Moose.

Shiras Moose or Yellowstone Moose
(Alces alces shirasi)
This is the smallest subspecies in North America and it can be found in Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Montana.

Caucasian Moose
(Alces alces caucasicus)
This subspecies is extinct due to loss of habitat and over hunting

Interesting Facts

In North America this species is known as a Moose, but in Europe it is known as the Eurasian Elk.

The Moose is the largest member of the deer family.

 


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