Moose

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The moose (North America) or Eurasian elk (Europe) (Alces alces) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic ("twig-like") configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates.

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Etymology and naming

The animal bearing the scientific name Alces alces is known in Britain as the elk,[2] and in North America and New Zealand as the moose.

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