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Fun Facts about Moose

Birds and wildlife fascinate me. I enjoy observing them and photographing them wherever I go. I share what I learn here.

Here I am with a moose in New Hampshire.

Here I am with a moose in New Hampshire.

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.


Advice from a Moose

Isn't this a great shirt that I saw while traveling in Canada!

Isn't this a great shirt that I saw while traveling in Canada!

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.

Where to see moose in New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Fish and Game gives driving routes where you are likely to see moose. They tell what habitat is most likely to have moose for viewing. Several companies that give moose tours are listed as well.

Where to see Moose in Vermont and other New England locations. This site tells the best Vermont and New Hampshire moose areas has a guide to moose watching, some moose facts, moose photos and more.

A friend in Vermont told me this story:

Evelyn Saenz - Royalton, Vermont

"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."


Moose in the Water

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Moose Have Big Feet

An informative sign about moose tracks.

An informative sign about moose tracks.

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.

A Friend's First-Hand Encounter with a Moose

  • Moose Madness Or Near Death By Photography

    No photo is worth dying for. I know that now, but there was that one day out among the moose when my life flashed before my eyes. I'm here writing this article, so obviously, I did live to tell about it (and to share my fall wildlife photos with you here).

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!

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.

More Moose Fun

  • Printable Moose Coloring Pages - Free Picture Page
    The ColorMountain has searched high and low to find these gentle giants in the deep northern woods. Moose coloring pages, a maze, and a dot-to-dot to print out.
  • MOOSE GAMES
    Moose games using Flash technology. The original game is from Germany, but next to the game are the instructions in English. Just press STARTEN, then click on the moving moose to hit them with a snowball and get points.
  • Mickey's Moose Page
    Home of the Mickey Moose Club, your source for useless moose information.

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.

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?

Moose Warning Sign in Canada

This looked like a giant moose next to a car. Then I stood next to an actual moose in a museum. It was taller than I am.

This looked like a giant moose next to a car. Then I stood next to an actual moose in a museum. It was taller than I am.

A magnificent moose in a museum in New Brunshwick, Canada.

A magnificent moose in a museum in New Brunshwick, Canada.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 Virginia Allain

Add Your Own Fun Moose Facts Here - or other comments (you can comment even if you aren't a Squidoo member)

Lorelei Cohen on January 18, 2015:

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

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on August 29, 2012:

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

LisaDH on August 29, 2012:

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

KimGiancaterino on June 19, 2012:

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.

anonymous on May 23, 2012:

moose are super ugly but this is a good article

2wice from Maine, USA on January 26, 2012:

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

Zut Moon on December 22, 2011:

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

Jeanette from Australia on August 14, 2011:

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

anonymous on August 06, 2011:

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.

rewards4life info on June 06, 2011:

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.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on May 08, 2011:

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

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on April 29, 2011:

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!

GramaBarb from Vancouver on April 01, 2011:

I am a fan of the moose too. Blessed!

JoleneBelmain on January 31, 2011:

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

grannysage on December 26, 2010:

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.

Ann Hinds from So Cal on December 08, 2010:

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.

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