Moose in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Grand Teton National Park
Moose thrive in wetlands abundant with willow, marsh grasses, and aquatic plants. Solitary by nature, some moose stay in this habitat year-round. Others migrate seasonally, traveling into mountain canyons to feed on summer vegetation and return to the valley as winter approaches.
Moose are not the only inhabitants that live here, however. This habitat provides a living place for other animals that directly benefit from moose occupying this space. The antlers on a bull moose reach full size in late summer, but after the autumn rut, they shed their antlers in early winter. Rodents and other animals gnaw on the fallen antlers providing a valuable source of calcium critical to their survival.
The largest member of the deer family, moose may weigh more than 1,000 pounds and stand seven feet tall. Moose may appear docile, but they are unpredictable and powerful. Rutting bulls may charge people and cows fiercely protect their calves.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 39.247′ N, 110° 44.27′ W. Marker is in Moose, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on Moose Wilson Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moose WY 83012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Walk to the Murie Ranch (approx. one mile away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. one mile away); Fire and Ice (approx. one mile away); A Spiritual Heart in the Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Walk Back in Time (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Maud Noble Cabin (approx. 1.3 miles away); A National Park Takes Root (approx. 1.3 miles away); “Mean and Menor” (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moose.
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