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  • Jessica McComb Photography
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  • By Andrew Michel
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  • By Andrew Michel
  • By Andrew Michel
  • By Andrew Michel
  • By Andrew Michel

Algonquin Moose

    Moose are easily seen and recognizable in Algonquin. They live in every province in Canada and are the largest member of the deer family. The average moose weighs around 600 kilograms and have long, slim legs with cloven hooves. Their name is comes from the Indian word moose, which means twig-eater. Moose use there antler’s for fighting in the fall and loose them in the spring. They are often hard to find in the bush because other animals will eat them. When they grow new antlers in the summer there soft and velvety and have a distinct look to them. Moose are great swimmers and fast runners. They can go through any terrain including deep snow.

Moose are experts at traveling quietly through the forest and are not camera shy. You can see many moose right off the highway 60 corridor in Algonquin Park and they will usually just stand there and pose for your pictures. I have personally seen up to 7 moose in the same general location and have had the privilege to see momma moose with their children close by.

To see moose in Algonquin Park, your best bet is to drive between the east and west gates of Algonquin in the morning or evening and watch off to the sides of the roads. There is a very good chance to see moose this way but you can see moose anywhere including while canoing or on hiking trails.

Be careful when driving through Algonquin they can cross the road at any time.

Sources
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/animal-facts/moose.asp
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/ja06/indepth/justthefacts.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose

Moose

Rating:
Opportunity's:
  • Great photo opportunities with moose in Algonquin Park.
  • See them right off the highway 60 road in the park
  • easily found
  • see them in the back country too!
Dangers:
  • Moose are not naturelly aggressive towards humans but they are still wild animals. Never try to feed them and keep a safe distance
  • Known to run out in front of cars on the highway, always drive carefully and keep a look out.