Mammal Details

Moose

Common Name 
Moose
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Cervidae
Species Name 
Alces alces
Status 
Common within its range
States 
Alaska, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Distribution
  • Notes

Moose Distribution

Most of sub-arctic Canada, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, western Wyoming, Minnesota, New York, New England.

Largest North American deer. This species might be more abundant, but they are often found in rugged, boggy areas. Prefers forests with abundant wetlands. In summer eat aquatic plants, in winter more woody ones. Water helps cool them.

New York: Beginning to return on their own.