Wildlife Photo: Bull Moose in Wyoming

 

Bull Moose

A Bull Moose in Wyoming, from the Shiras subspecies

The North American Moose (Alces alces) is one of the most impressive land creatures found anywhere in the Americas.

Being the largest member of the deer family, the Moose can weigh more than 700kg and stand more than 2m tall! There is actually a large difference between subspecies, with only the Alaskan and Chukotka Moose (in Russia) measuring such heights.

This specific subspecies is the Shiras Moose, Alces alces shirasi, found in some western US states and Canada, including Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and British Columbia. It’s actually the smallest subspecies in North America, reaching only about half the size of some of the moose in Alaska!

 

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