Alaskan moose (Alces alces gigas)

Alaskan moose (Alces alces gigas)

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Some fun facts;
- They can run up to 56 kilometers (35 miles) an hour over short distances, and trot steadily at 32 kilometers (20 miles) an hour.
- The hump on a moose back is actually caused by massive shoulder muscles.
- Their front legs are longer than their back legs, making it easier for them to jump over things lying in its path.
- A moose’s wide hooves act like built-in snowshoes, helping the moose walk in the snow.
- The flap of skin that hangs below a moose's chin is called a bell
- Moose are strong swimmers and can swim up to 6 mph (9.5 km/h) and as far as 12.4 miles (20 km).
- Moose have poor eyesight, but they have an excellent sense of hearing and smell.
- Moose hair is hollow. This type of fur helps to insulate the animal from the harsh weather.
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