Moose making tracks in the snow, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, 2015.
The moose (Alces alces) is the largest extant deer species. Easily recognized by the palmate (i.e., leaf-shaped) antlers of males while other deer species have dendritic (i.e., twig-like) antlers. These large animals typcially inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere. Unfortunately, its range has been greatly reduced due to human activities and hunting.
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