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         Critter Clues FROM PAGE 7
         Our mystery critter is the moose. As the largest member of the
         deer family, they can weigh up to 1,200 pounds! They are the tallest mammal
         in North America and can be five to six and a half feet tall — and that’s not
         including their antlers! They live in forests with snowy winters and bodies of
         water, such as swamps, streams, and ponds nearby. Because they are so large,
         they don’t tolerate heat well and avoid living in warm climates. However, moose
         are excellent swimmers and often swim to cool off in the summertime.
            Moose means “twig-eater” in Algonquin. Moose eat twigs and tree bark in the
         winter months and leaves and buds in the warmer times of year. Although they have poor
         eyesight, they have great hearing and an excellent sense of smell. Generally, moose are peaceful
         animals, but will defend themselves with their hooves or antlers when threatened, especially when protecting their calves.
            Moose are currently being monitored by wildlife experts. Their populations have declined in states across the U.S.,
         including New Hampshire, Michigan, Minnesota, and Montana. Despite their size, moose do have predators such as
         wolves and bears, and an infected bite from a predator can kill a moose. Moose have also been heavily impacted by
         climate change. They have always been threatened by parasites like ticks, but these threats have increased in the last
         several years as climate change effects, such as shorter winters, higher temperatures, and less snowfall, have become
         more drastic. Moose are also the target of hunters, with the male moose being hunted the most frequently.
         This has caused the moose’s average life expectancy to shorten over time.
            What can you do to help protect moose? Encourage children to learn more about moose and other types of wildlife
         that they may not see often. Educate them about climate change, how it directly affects animals like moose, and what
         they can do to combat it.

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