Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Canadian Maritimes For Dummies (Part 3): Moose Facts


·      Moose live in every Canadian province (except for PEI as an island).
·      Moose have a life span of 15 to 25 years.
·      The average moose weighs between 550 to 700 kilograms. Up to 1800lbs.
·      It is estimated that there are between 500,000 and 1 million moose in Canada.
·      Moose are very good swimmers and can easily swim 16 kilometres (10miles).
·      Moose can run faster than 50 kilometres per hour (30 miles/hr). Humans run long distances at 5-14mph and sprint 14-23mph. [i]
·      Having poor eyesight, moose rely on their keen sense of smell.
·      A male moose is called a bull and a female moose is called a cow.[ii]
·      Their teeth are specifically structured for eating plants!
·      Height at the shoulders generally ranges between 6 ½-7 ½ feet (over 2 metres).[iii]

3 comments:

Shannon Skafte said...

I feel like this is my compete grade four research paper. You might have more info than I did :) aha.

Brent Dongell said...

haha! its the way us foreigners try and keep up :)

Rebecca Moore said...

One of my favourite things about living on the Island was not having to worry about hitting Moose! :)