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recent project, American Drainage System's owner and
employees got the opportunity to witness nature at its
finest. They were in a very remote part of the
country and experienced first hand, the size and
awesomeness of the North American Moose. Special
efforts were made not to disturb the animals' natural
moose (bulls) can weigh over 550 kg (1200 lb), and
females (cows) are sometimes more than 400 kg
(880 lb). Calves weigh around 15 kg (33 lb) at birth
but quickly increase in size. Height at the
shoulders can surpass 2 m (6.5 ft). Only the males
have antlers, often 160 cm (63 in) across and 20 kg
(45 llb) in weight with a broad, flattened palmate
shape fringed in up to 30 tines. An Alaskan moose
1897 holds the record for being the largest
known modern deer; it was a male standing 2.34 m
(7 ft 8 in) at the shoulders and weighing 816 kg
(1799 lb). Its antler spread was 199 cm (78.3 in).
usual pace is a shambling trot but, when pressed,
moose can break into a gallop.
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