How fast can a moose run?
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How fast can a moose run?

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Moose have been clocked running at speeds of 35 miles per hour. Moose are the largest species in the deer family, with a full-grown moose standing an average of 6 feet tall at the shoulders and weighing as much as 1,800 pounds.

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The distinguishing features of the moose — apart from its large size — are its long nose, a prehensile upper lip, a dewlap at the middle of the throat and a short powerful neck. Its most notable feature is the massive palmate antlers of the males that grows on the front of the skull during the spring and falls off during the winter. These antlers are the fastest growing tissue in any mammals, growing bigger by a pound and an inch each day.

Aside from being fast runners, the moose are also good swimmers, having the ability to swim up to 12 miles each day. The moose can also dive to a depth of 20 feet in search of food. These large animals require an average of 44 pounds of wet forage each day.

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