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Moose size: How big do they get?

How big does a Moose get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Moose (Alces americanus) reaches an average size of 2.1 meter (6′ 11″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 25 years, they grow from 13.5 kg (29.76 lbs) to 541.46 kg (1193.71 lbs). A Moose has 1 babies at once. The Moose (genus: Alces) is a member of the family Cervidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Moose is  (6' 11

The moose (North America) or elk (Eurasia), Alces alces, is a member of the New World deer subfamily and is the largest and heaviest extant species in the deer family. Most adult male moose have distinctive broad, palmate (“open-hand shaped”) antlers; most other members of the deer family have antlers with a dendritic (“twig-like”) configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal forests and temperate broadleaf and mixed forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Hunting and other human activities have caused a reduction in the size of the moose’s range over time. It has been reintroduced to some of its former habitats. Currently, most moose occur in Canada, Alaska, New England (with Maine having the most of the lower 48 states), Fennoscandia, the Baltic states, and Russia. Its diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. The most common moose predators are the gray wolf along with bears and humans. Unlike most other deer species, moose do not form herds and are solitary animals, aside from calves who remain with their mother until the cow begins estrus (typically at 18 months after birth of the calf), at which point the cow chases away young bulls. Although generally slow-moving and sedentary, moose can become aggressive and move quickly if angered or startled. Their mating season in the autumn features energetic fights between males competing for a female.

Animals of the same family as a Moose

We found other animals of the Cervidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Moose

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Moose:

Animals with the same litter size as a Moose

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Moose:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Moose

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Moose:

Animals with the same weight as a Moose

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Alces americanus: