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Moose Mount in Gallery, Detail of Head
Common Name: Moose
Scientific Name: Alces alces americana
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Dimensions: Inches: 132 (length), 72 (width), 102 (height); cannot be accurately measured since it is on display
Museum ID Number: 3401180018
Image Number: ROM2004_940_3
 

Description: The moose represents the largest member of the deer family. This regal animal is common to the lakes and rivers of the forests in eastern and western Canada. They are a serious driving hazard due to their habit of moving around at night and their attraction to salt on highway shoulders.

Location: 43 miles west of Hearst; Cochrane; Fintry; Ontario; Canada; North America

Habitat/Biome: Temperate deciduous and mixed forests

Collection Date: Collected on October 24, 1933; acquired on January 18, 1934

Gallery: Hands-On Biodiversity, in moose/wolf interaction display, second floor

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