The North American moose is the largest species in the deer family. The moose is a herbivore and the average adult will consume 9770 calories to maintain their weight. A large adult bull will stand 6.9 ft at the shoulder and weigh 1500 lbs.
Moose will mate beginning in September. The gestation period is eight months and will normally have one calf but this calf has a twin. The young calf will stay with mom until near time for the next delivery. The average lifespan is 15 to 25 years.
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