Highlights / moose

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Study finds life-threatening numbers of ticks on moose

Moose are an iconic animal of Canadian (and northern U.S) forests and they are big, with the males weighing 500 kg or more and growing huge impressive antlers. But they are being threatened by something tiny. It’s a parasite known» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Canada and Norway lock horns over moose statue, but wait there’s more

Bigger is one thing, but first is another- That goes to Dryden The international conflict between two northern countries began surprisingly with a traffic safety project in Norway. The idea was to attract people to the giant moose and so» 

Environment, Indigenous

Moose cull in Nova Scotia questioned, and high cost

(public commenting open on all RCI stories- comments will be posted after moderating) Canada’s national parks service, Parks Canada is receiving some backlash for a moose culling programme. Called “Bring Back the Boreal” (forest), to pilot project involves a moose» 

Environment

Moose lock horns, captured on video

It could have been love of a female that caused two bull moose to butt heads on October 2, 2018 in the woods of northern New Brunswick, reports CBC. Denis Levesque, a forestry technician and avid hunter, was on his» 

Environment

Moose stuck in snow rescued by snowmobilers

Moose are big, heavy animals and it’s not usually a good idea to mess with them, but last weekend a group of snowmobilers in eastern Canada worked to free one stuck in a bog hole and 1.8 metres of snow.» 

Arts and Entertainment

Shane Wilson- Unique artist in a unique medium, moose antler and horn.

Shane Wilson is a rare artist. Fascinated by the idea of carving at a young age, he has developed an art form that is almost unique to him alone. Now an extremely accomplished sculptor, he works in the highly unusual» 

Environment, Society

Moose amble through popular drive-thru

Tim Hortons drive-thrus are very popular with Canadians and also, it seems, with trio of eastern moose, reports CBC. With about 120,000 of these animals, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has the most concentrated moose population in North America. Timmy’s» 

Environment, Society

Give to the Moose Sex Project for Christmas, urges group

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) wants to encourage romance between some endangered moose and members of a healthier population nearby in hopes of boosting their numbers. There are only 500 to 1,000 of the endangered animals in the province» 

Environment, International

Moose decline in North America

Several jurisdictions in Canada are handing out fewer licences to hunt moose this year due to a significant decline in numbers. In south-central Ontario near Alqonquin Park, aerial surveys conducted earlier this year to estimate the number of moose show» 

Economy, Environment

Moose populations down, parasites a factor

The huge, majestic moose, is one of Canada’s iconic animals. However outside of the island province of Newfoundland, Canada’s moose are in trouble, but not from hunters. The autumn moose hunting season has begun across much of Canada, but in»