Sunday, May 3, 2020

Funny Giant Moose surprises hikers on Canadian forest trail

This is an interesting hike in Cape Bretton, Nova Scotia. The moose kind of trapped people on this trail. Eventually, the moose got scared off.

Moose require habitat with adequate edible plants (e.g., pond grasses, young trees and shrubs), cover from predators, and certainly protection from extremely hot or cold weather. Moose travel among different habitats with the seasons to find what they need. Moose are cold-adapted mammals with thickened skin, dense, heat-retaining coat, and a low surface:volume ratio, which provides excellent cold tolerance. However, they have poor heat tolerance. Moose survive hot weather by getting shade or cooling wind, or by immersion in cool water.

Since the 1990s, moose populations have declined significantly in much of temperate North America. However, they remain stable in arctic and subarctic regions.

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