Largest cervid in the world. Long, dark brown hair. High, humped shoulders; long legs. Male has massive palmate antlers. Height: 6.4-7.4 ft (2–2.3 m); length: 6.8-9.2 ft (2.1–2.8 m); tail: 6.8 in (17 cm). Weight: male 900–1,400 lb (400–635 kg), female 700–1,100 lb (315–500 kg).
Spruce forest, swamps, and aspen and willow thickets.
Most of Canada; in the East south to Maine, Minnesota, and Isle Royale in Lake Superior; in the West, Alaska, northern British Columbia, and southeast through Rocky Mountains to northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado.
Moose can swim at a speed of 6 mph (10 km/h) for a period of up to two hours.