Moose

At the Preserve

Our collection:

1 . 2 . 1
Male Female Young

Our Habitat:

48.5
Acres

Photos from the Preserve:

Articles from the Preserve:

Hungry Hungry Hipp… Moose!

2 minutes video plus short introduction and photo timeline.He's hungry - drinking 4pints of milk replacer in 1 minute and 37seconds. This happens 5 times a day! On May 24, 2021, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve received a baby male moose from Conservation Officer Services....

What’s That Scat?

4 minute read. As we are out enjoying some of the many trails the Yukon has to offer, we often have to watch our step to make sure we’re not putting our boots in something smelly! These unexpected trail obstacles can be great indicators of whose habitat we are walking...

A Helping Hoof

5 min read / photo essay - We do our best to provide large, safe habitats for all the Preserve's residents. But accidents still happen. One of the most common reasons you'll see an animal limping is due to sprains from Arctic Ground Squirrel holes. But, typically...

A-Moosing Move

Early on Thursday morning (October 22), during those chilly hours before we are open to the public, the Animal Care team successfully moved the little male moose calf; walking from his temporary off-display habitat to the public viewing area near our other 4 moose. Now you might be wondering how that happens, and safely

The Antler and Breeding Cycle Featuring Moose

10 minute read - Deer species are hoofed, ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. The primary deer species in the Yukon include: Moose -  the largest of the species; Caribou, Elk and Mule and White-tailed Deer which have migrated in from Alberta and British...

Misunderstood Moose

5 min read - You have most likely heard the phrase “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, implying that captivating stories can be hidden behind bland book covers. Similarly, at one time or another many of us have been judged or have judged others based on their outward...

Fall In to Autumn

5 minute read -  Autumn is a season of change! It’s the bridge which helps us transition from summer towards winter. What a beautiful bridge it is, with leaves blazing colour in vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow. Fireweed has flowered and the leaves are crimson....

Wetlands Habitats – Yukon Wildlife Preserve

13 minute read - The Yukon Wildlife Preserve features eleven iconic northern animal species, but if you look closely at each of the three primary habitats on the Preserve you’ll see many more species than “only” eleven. The three primary habitats include: grasslands,...

Moose on the Move

3:47 video Our young orphaned moose has outgrown his room in the Preserve's Research and Rehabilitation Centre. Today he's on the move to a new - much larger - outdoor enclosure.  He will spend the next few months in this larger space, with food to browse as he...

What’s in the Feed Station: Moose?

3:45 min Video -Hello and welcome to the moose feeding station! The feeding stations exist to make my job easier. Inside they have a big bag of pellets, a bale of hay, a bucket and scoop, a rake, a shovel, a pitchfork, a broom and a feeding chart. The moose get 25 lbs...

Resources

General Overviews

Moose in the Yukon from Department of Environment, Yukon Government.

This page has all the basics for moose in the Yukon, including Tracks, scat, range and more!

Moose Page from Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

A well researched (and cited), more detailed overview of moose biology / life history. Not Yukon specific but a great starting place.

Yukon Specific Research 

Yukon Winter Tick Monitoring – Moose

This is citizen science based project that is a collarboation between Environment Yukon and researchers at the University of Toronto. A goal to find out more about winter ticks (not just moose but on other ungulates also) and where they could be in future given the effects of climate change. The Preserve moose were a control (known to not have ticks) and trail camera were set up to show no infection. You can read more about the article by Emily Chenery here.

Moose a Relateively new species to the Yukon – 

Read the story shared by Yukon News including interview with local paleontologist Grant Zazula on a recently published paper about the history of moose in Yukon. 

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