The Alaska-Yukon moose is the largest living member of the deer family. These giants may average 800-1,600 lbs (360-730 kg). Like other members of the deer family, bull moose grow antlers to impress potential mates, scare off rivals, and fight other bulls. These antlers may collectively weigh 75-90 lbs (30-40 kg) and are shed and re-grown every year.
Moose can be aggressive animals, particularly bulls during breeding season or cows with calves. Passersby can observe moose safely from the road as they browse boggy wetlands and willow thickets for their favorite foods. Moose will eat willow, aspen, grass, sedges, pondweeds and other vegetation.