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Traits: Large, hoofed mammal with long legs and long, drooping nose; large, palmate antlers on males in fall.

Habitat: Tall shrub thickets along rivers; shelter in forests.

Foods: Woody vegetation (willow, birch, aspen), grasses, sedges, horsetails, aquatic plants.

Eaten by: Wolves, brown bears, humans.

Do You Know? The moose is the largest member of the deer family in the world, and the Alaska race is the largest of all the moose.

Learn more: Featured Critters - Moose
Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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