Amazing Moose Sightings

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Aug 25, 2009 10:39 AM
Brandi Gosse photo

This summer, Newfoundland and Labrador, it seems, has been absolutely crawling with moose. These majestic creatures wow tourists and residents alike, and prompt many to reach for their cameras. Click here to see some of the best photos of moose sightings (from a baby moose to twin calves to a rare albino moose!) captured and submitted by readers of Downhome magazine.

And here are some cool moose facts you probably never knew:

Every one of the 125,000 or so moose on the island of Newfoundland descended from two cows and two bulls that were introduced to Howley from New Brunswick in 1904.

With huge ears that swivel 360 degrees, it's no wonder moose can hear a human voice more than a mile away. On top of that, their eyes move independently of each other; they can look both ways at the same time!

The front legs of a moose are actually longer than its back ones. Moose that stop to drink from a lake often kneel on their front legs in order to reach the water.

The flap of skin under a moose's chin has been called a bell, a bag and a dewlap. Whatever the name, it can grow to a metre long and during mating season, males cover it in urine-soaked mud to attract females.

Jerome Muise

I agree

Shirley Hunt

I think those moose pictures were beautiful...shirley hunt