Friday, February 1, 2013

A's Science Report, Week 24

The moose is the largest member in the deer family. They can stand up to 7.5 feet tall. They can also weigh up to 1,800 pounds. The moose lives throughout northern United States, Canada, northern Europe, North America, and Asia. In Europe and Asia, moose are sometimes called elk.

Moose are often found standing up to their knees in water. It helps them get rid of bugs that might bother them. They also feed on the aquatic vegetation. An adult will consume more than 43 pounds of vegetation a day.

Moose have large antlers to protect itself and to fight other male moose. Moose have long legs to make it easy to walk through snow. Even babies have long legs. Babies have reddish fur instead of brown. Moose have long, sharp, pointed hooves that help them grip snow and ice.

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