WHAT DO MOOSE EAT DURING THE WINTER?

During the summer months, moose feast on a variety of nutritious leaves, grasses, weeds and pond vegetation.   A moose can consume 50 to 60 pounds of food per day, which is a good thing because the pickings are much slimmer in the winter.  The food is also of a lower quality, with moose primarily eating the bark and twigs of willow, birch and aspen.  They are foraging in harsh conditions, often moving through deep snow in frigid weather so that they expend more energy to obtain less food.  They will take advantage of any accessible plant source, such as the trees and bushes planted as part of a garden

landscape.

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2 thoughts on “WHAT DO MOOSE EAT DURING THE WINTER?

  1. Titus Bruce Ruch

    Yes, I’m sure the Winter is hard on everyone up there, including humans. I hope you had a great season this year.

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