Inhabiting forests and woods,
usually close to bogs, streams and lakes, these dark brown and awkward-looking
herbivores have humped shoulders, spindly legs, a drooping muzzle, and a bell –
a flap of skin hanging from the throat. An adult male (bull) moose stands
approximately 2m tall at the shoulder and weighs around 500kg. In spring, bulls
grow (often huge) antlers that are shed after the mating season.
Moose are often seen feeding on vegetation in roadside ditches, and New Brunswick’s sizeable moose population exceeds 25,000.
The best time to see them is at dawn and dusk when they are at their most active.
Take great care when driving at night on rural roads in New Brunswick as Moose are almost invisible at night due to their colouration. They are big, they are heavy and they will cause serious damage to you and your vehicle if you hit one!