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Moose Facts....

A male moose is called a Bull.

A female moose is called a cow, and a baby moose is called a calf.

Bull moose antlers can be up to 6 feet wide, and weigh up to 70 pounds.

Bull moose shed their antlers every winter, and grow a new set in the spring.

Moose have the highest rate of bone formation growth, growing up to an inch a day!

On average, moose live 10 to 15 years in the wild.

Moose can weigh up to 1500 pounds!

The average moose stands 7 feet tall, and 8.5 feet in length.

Moose can swim up to 10 miles without stopping.

Moose can run up to 35 miles per hour.

Moose have no upper teeth.

Moose have very poor eyesight.

Moose are generally docile towards humans, but may become more aggressive during the mating season of September through October.

The name "moose" comes from the Native American word "Moswa," which translates to "twig eater."

Moose are mostly solitary animals. However, strong bonds exist between mothers and calves.

Moose are herbivores, and eat large amounts of terrestrial vegetation, but they also need to consume a large amount of aquatic plants which provide moose with sodium.

Moose must consume 9770 calories per day to maintain their body weight.

A moose will eat up to 70.5 pounds of food a day.

A moose’s long legs help it walk through snow and wade through deep water.

The nostrils of a moose can close when the head is immersed in water.

Moose n’ Fiddle

The Moose n’ Fiddle summer music festival is held on the eastern shores of the Lake of the Woods in the Township of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls, Caliper Lake Provincial Park for one weekend in August every year. The Festival showcases all kinds of music for all kinds of people.

To learn more visit the Moose n’ Fiddle website at http://moosenfiddle.2cat.com.

 

The 2016 Festival is scheduled for Aug. 18th-20th in Nestor Falls, Ontario along the water’s edge and under a tall canopy of pines at Caliper Lake Provincial Park.

To learn more about the Moose n Fiddle Festival in 2016, visit the Township website at http://www.snnf.ca

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