This baby moose video was just sent to me by a friend and I would like to share it with all of you. It shows a baby moose taking a “shower”. 🙂 Soon, its twin comes out and joins in. Even mama gets in the act. Wish it was in my backyard here in Maine.
Did you know:
Moose are the largest members of the deer family, standing 6 feet tall from hoof to shoulder, and weighing in at over 1000 pounds. Each of their light to dark brown hairs is hollow, and the air trapped inside provides insulation. A flap of skin called a dewlap hangs from the throat. Males are distinguished from females by their antlers that grow up to 6 feet across.(source: NWF)
Mothers each give birth to one or two calves in the spring. A baby moose stays with his mother until the beginning of the next mating season. Adult moose grow to be around 6 feet tall at the shoulder, and their average weight is around 1,800 pounds. An adult moose is able to run 35 mph for a short distance.