British Columbia Wildlife
Moose (Alces alces)
Found in southern British Columbia, the BC moose is such a massive animal. The moose is the largest of the deer family standing 5 – 7 feet tall possessing a keen sense of smell and hearing. They eat leaves, twigs and water plants usually in the early mornings and throughout the late evenings.
The moose spends the day hours usually in the shade “chewing their cud”. In the fall seasons the bull moose compete for the cows (female moose) using their antlers and sharp hooves.
Some of the fierces wildlife battles to witness is two moose bashing heads for love and passion. Moose are strong swimmers and often are found in swampy areas and large clearings always keeping an eye out for their natural enemies… wolves and bears.