Did you know that moose love swimming? They are such interesting animals! Here are 10 moose facts for kids and adults who love these adorable but large animals.
And the best part is that we put these interesting moose facts in two free coloring pages that you can download and print right now for some coloring fun.
These printables are a great resource for younger and older kids learning about the different animals, what they eat, where they live, etc. BTW – we have even more animal fun facts at the end of the blog post, so make sure to scroll to the bottom!
moose facts FOR KIDS
- The moose, known as elk in Europe, is the only species in the species Alces alces.
- Moose are found in North America or Northern Europe, most found in the United States and Canada.
- The name “moose” is borrowed from the Algonquin word “moosu”, meaning “bark stripper”.
- Moose is the largest and heaviest deer species out of 43 species.
- A male adult moose is called a bull, a mature female moose a cow, and an immature moose of either sex a calf.
- Moose are excellent swimmers: They can swim six miles per hour. Most humans can only swim two miles per hour.
- Young calves don’t start to grow their antlers until their first year of life.
- A healthy adult moose can eat 40-60 pounds of food daily.
- The moose population is estimated to be about 1.5 million worldwide.
- Moose can move each ear and each eye independently.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR MOOSE FACTS COLORING SHEETS
Moose Facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
- Something to color with favorite crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, watercolors…
- The printable moose facts coloring sheets template pdf — see button below to download & print.
This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Moose Facts that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!
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What was your favorite moose fact?