Largest Moose

Have You Ever Wondered How Big A Moose Actually Is?

The Eurasian Elk is larger, with adults standing between 5.5 to 7.0 feet at the shoulder. They can weigh up to 1,400 pounds and their antlers are wider and more flattened.

Types of Moose

American Moose are typically shorter, with adults reaching 4.9 to 6.6 feet at the shoulder. American Moose can reach up to 1,000 pounds due to their slightly smaller body mass.

Types of Moose

Several environmental and genetic factors determine the size of moose. Bull moose with their greater muscle mass are larger than the cows.

Factors that Influence their Size

Despite their size, they can run up to 35 mph when necessary. They have also been known to swim up to 6 miles across open water.


The coat consists of two layers: a top layer of hollow guard hair that helps insulate against cold weather; and an undercoat made up of soft downy fur that provides warmth during the winter months. 

Color Blend

Bull moose are majestic beasts whose size commands respect even from humans. They generally prefer flight over fight when faced with danger.

Shear Size

Besides size males also possess large antlers used in courtship displays during mating season. Female moose lack antlers but have a small hump on their heads which helps identify them from a distance.

Differentiating Between Male and Female Moose

In the annals of wildlife records, one Alaskan moose stands unrivaled in size and grandeur.

Weighing a staggering 1,808 pounds and towering at a shoulder height of 7.6 feet

This colossal specimen, taken in Yukon in 1897, remains unmatched to this day.

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