Cool Animal of the Day: The White Moose

Posted: August 15, 2017 in Animals, Nature, Things I Love

The White Moose is found in Sweden, and there are only about 100 of them in existence. The moose is not albino, but lacks color thanks to a genetic mutation. Albino animals are unable to produce melanin – animals with leucism, like white moose and peacocks, for example, have reduced pigment. True albino animals have pink or red eyes, whereas animals with leucism have dark eyes. They stand as high as 6′-6″  at the shoulder and weigh up to 1,800 pounds, and the males have massive antlers that can span 6-feet from end to end. And believe it or not, these animals can run up to 35-mph. That’s fast. Anyhoo, White Moose. Man, they’re majestic.

Gimme a holler.

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