Ranua Zoo, Moose - Plaster Magnetic
Moose thrive where nutrition is available. Between the summer and winter pastures they can migrate for even 100 km. In the summer, moose prefer regions with mostly broad-leaved trees, preferably close to wetlands and waters. In the winter, forests with small pines and broad-leaved tree copses can collect herds of several moose to spend the winter.
The moose is excellently adapted to the northern winter. The large size itself keeps the animal warm and the thick coat with partly hollow, well insulating hair prevents heat loss. The long legs help in walking even in deep snow. The reserve nutrition gathered during unfrozen land helps to survive the frugal winter, as also consuming food that is surely available in large amounts; sprouts of trees, especially pine.