Dean M. Chriss
Bull Moose, In the Willows

Bull Moose, King of the Meadow

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The mature bull moose (Alces alces) in this photograph is without question the king of his meadow. Moose are the largest extant species in the deer family and typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests in the Northern Hemisphere. On average, an adult moose stands between 4.6 and 6.9 feet (1.4 – 2.1 meters) high at the shoulder. Bulls weigh 840 to 1500 pounds (380–700 kg) and are between 7.9 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3.2 meters) long.