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Maine State Animal:

Bull Moose - click to see all state mammals
Bull Moose photo © Robert Volpe (used by permission - contact Critterzone: Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography for commercial license or any use).
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Moose

See moose video below

Maine designated the moose as official state animal in 1979. Moose (Alces alces) are the world's largest member of the deer family. Moose mostly inhabit northern forests of North America, Europe, and Russia (in Europe they are called "elk"). See video of mother moose with two calves.

Moose in the mist - click to see all animal symbols
Moose in the mist - photo © Steve Wall (Steve took it) on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike.
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Moose have long legs, a heavy body, small tail, drooping nose, and a "bell" or dewlap under the chin. Color can range from golden brown to almost black (depending on the season and age of the moose).

Bull moose - click to see all mammal symbols
Photo of bull moose © Doug Lloyd (used by permission).
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Source:
Links:
Everything about Moose: Mooseworld
All State Animals - Mammals


    

 

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