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Moose in the Rocky Mountains

Moose males, with developing antlers.

Moose males, with developing antlers.


The moose (Alces alces) is the largest cervix in the world. In Europe is also know as Elk(In América elk as knowed the Cervus canadensis). It is found mainly in the boreal forests of Eurasia and America. He has preferences for areas with lagoons and bodies of water, since aquatic plants are an important part of his diet. Its size can reach 2.15m(7 feet) in height at the shoulders and a weight of 725kg( 1500lb). In the photos we can see specimens of the subspecies Alces alce shirasi, in the Rocky Mountains, near the source of the Colorado River, in the State of Colorado.


Female moose in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado state.

Female moose in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado state.


Males have antlers (except in the winter fall) and a small chin, while females lack both features.


Male moose in a clearing in a coniferous forest.

Male moose in a clearing in a coniferous forest.


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