The moose is the largest member of the deer family. Males can easily weight 1,000 pounds, and females may reach 800 pounds. The bull moose antlers were often six feet wide. The moose grow their antlers each year.

A moose's diet is made up mainly of underwater vegetation; when feeding, they often dunk their heads underwater, and can keep their heads submerged for more than three minutes.

The moose were hunted by the Native Americans for its meat. They also ground-up the antlers and used it for various medical potions. Over hunted in the 19th century they are now a protected species in the United States.