How do moose sleep?

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Biologically, moose sleep just like their deer relatives do, by laying on their side, curling up and resting their heads on their bodies or legs. To create a suitable place to sleep, moose simply stomp down the ground by walking in circles.

Encounters North explains that moose can be very vulnerable to predators, such as wolves and humans, when traveling through or sleeping on deep snow. Accordingly, moose often choose to lie down directly on trails on which they have been travelling. This is thought to be an adaptation that allows them to smell predators before they get too close.

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Moose
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Cervidae Genus: Alces Species: Alces alces
Migrating seasonally up and down mountain slopes, the Moose is solitary in summer, but several may gather near streams and lakes to feed. A good swimmer, the Moose can move in the water at a speed of 6 mph (10 km/h) for a period of... More »
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Moose do not fall asleep while standing. They sleep in meadows and use tall grass for a soft bed. Occasionally, moose can be sighted resting in the snow, particularly ...
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