Alaska Wildlife Viewing - Moose
One of the most recognizable members of Alaskan wildlife, Moose are the largest members of the deer family with the males weighing in at 1200-1600 pounds and the females at 800-1300 pounds. Most of their herbivore diet consists of roots and tubers, birch bark, and willow, with the warmer summer months also offering water plants from shallow ponds.
Usually found in forested areas with easy access to aquatic plant life, moose are great swimmers and can run as fast as 35mph. Primarily hunted by humans, wolves, and bears, though due to their size they are rarely susceptible to predation. The average life span of a moose is 8-12 years.