"Denali's Moose" Top 5 Page for this destination Wildlife Tip by mrclay2000

  bull moose at Moose Creek (Kantishna area)
by mrclay2000

It is the moose and not the grizzly bear that claims to be the largest animal in Denali. Bull moose are generally solitary animals that will not consort with the cows until the fall rut. Moose in Alaska are gigantic, larger than those you see in the lower 48 states, but even Denali's moose are bested by their cousins on the southern coast. At about 1,500 pounds for full-grown males, this is not an animal that you want to provoke, although the Denali Alpengow prescribes only 75 feet as the minimum safe (and permissible) viewing distance. Moose thrive on the abundance of aquatic plants and willow (the latter both for protection and forage), and the best spots (according to the bus drivers) are the ponds and creeks around Wonder Lake and Kantishna.

Phone: 907-683-2294
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  • Written Aug 11, 2003
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