Mooooose!

One mouse, two mice; one moose, two ….moose! Neither mooses nor meese are correct; moose is a Native American word which has no plural.  Moose means “twig eater”, which describes what they eat – plants, leaves, pine cones, buds and bark from trees. They are big animals – 5 to 6 ½ feet from ground to shoulder, (not including head and antlers). Their antlers can grow up to 6 feet wide and weigh 50-60 pounds. Moose like the cold weather, and have wide hooves which act like snowshoes in the wintertime. Moose are strong swimmers and can swim up to 2 hours without a break, or 6 mph and as far as 12.4 miles. A moose’s front legs are longer than its back legs. This helps the moose more easily jump over things lying in its path.  Purrs, Gulliver

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