Moose specs:

Name for male, female, and young

Bull, Cow, Calf

Female adult weight

weight icon 600 lbs toolip question mark

Male adult weight

weight icon 800 lbs toolip question mark

Neonate weight

weight icon 25 lbs toolip question mark

Young to adult size ratio

weight ratio icon 1:24 toolip question mark

Male to female size ratio

weight ratio icon 1.4:1 toolip question mark

Age range

icon calendar 16 toolip question mark

Geriatric age

Geriatric icon 10 toolip question mark

Weapons

Shield icon Antlers toolip question mark

Average number of offspring

DNA icon 1 toolip question mark

Max number of offspring

DNA icon 3 toolip question mark

Length of gestation

DNA icon 230 days toolip question mark

Timing of parturition (i.e., birth)

calendar icon with question mark Late May - early June toolip question mark

Age of first reproduction

icon sprerm and embryo 2 (occasionally 1) toolip question mark

Timing of rut

icon sprerm and embryo End of September - early October toolip question mark

Social or solitary

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Hider or follower

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Harem holder or tending bond

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Browser or grazer

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Primary summer food

Salix spp. (Willow) toolip question mark

Primary winter food

Salix spp. (Willow) toolip question mark

Migration strategy

Map icon Migratory or resident toolip question mark

Primary predator

predator icon Wolves, grizzly bear toolip question mark

Common disease(s)

disease icon Meningeal worm, winter ticks, carotid artery worm toolip question mark

Winter habitat

lower elevation icon Riparian areas toolip question mark

Summer habitat

mountain icon Riparian areas toolip question mark

Icon credits: DNA by LAFS from the Noun Project, Food Chain by James Keane from the Noun Project
Picture credits: willow by Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Moose in forest

Pubs!

Make a pub(lications) crawl through our recent findings:

LaSharr, T. N., R. A. Long, J. R. Heffelfinger, V. C. Bleich, P. R. Krausman, R. T. Bowyer, J. M. Shannon, E. M. Rominger, C. P. Lehman, M. Cox, and K. L. Monteith. 2019. Biological relevance of antler, horn, and pronghorn size in records programs. Journal of Mammalogy.
Bighorn sheep outline Mule Deer pronghorn Moose White-tailed deer Elk

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Research: our current projects

Snowy Range Moose Project
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Meeteetse Moose Project
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Species distribution:

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Moose occur throughout the northern regions of North America.
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