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Maine State Animal

Moose Alces alces Adopted: 1979


"Maine Revised Statutes." Maine State Legislature. 2009. 6 April 2009

Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.

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Maine state animal
Young Moose "Twins"
Photographs, prints, and posters

State Animal - Moose: Maine Secretary of State.

Moose Watching in Maine: Article from Jackman, Maine, west of Moosehead Lake near the Canadian border.

Moose (Alces alces): National Wildlife Foundation's eNature.com field guide.

Alces alces (Moose): Information about moose from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Alces alces (Moose) Information and pictures from the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology's Animal Diversity Web.

Alces americanus (Moose) Information and pictures from the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology's Animal Diversity Web.

Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758): Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

Alces alces (Moose): CalPhoto photographs. The Biodiversity Sciences Technology group (BSCIT), a part of the Berkeley Natural History Museums at the University of California, Berkeley.

Moose (Our Wild World)
Moose (Our Wild World)
by Anthony Fredericks

State Animals: Complete list of official state animals.

More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Maine state symbols.

Moose (Our Wild World), by Anthony Fredericks. 48 pages. NorthWord Books for Young Readers (September 25, 2000) Reading level: Ages 9-12. Information about where moose live, what moose eat, when they sleep, how they raise their young. Full color photos and illustrations.

North American Moose, by Lesley A. Dutemple. 48 pages. Carolrhoda Books (February 2000) Reading level: Ages 9-12. Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of North American moose.

Moose: Giants of the Northern Forest, by Bill Silliker Jr. 144 pages. Firefly Books (August 6, 2005) A close-up view of these legendary and formidable creatures is presented in a most graphic manner, with captions that explain the exciting personal stories behind the taking of each of the photos. 80 stunning color photographs by the acclaimed nature photographer.

Moose: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation
Moose: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation
by Valerius Geist

Moose: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation, by Valerius Geist. 144 pages. Voyageur Press (November 26, 2005) In Moose, Geist, a zoologist and professor, provides extensive coverage of these truly majestic creatures, including their range, diet, breeding, social structure, behavior and instincts, mating habits, conservation issues, and their interaction with humans both today and in history.

Ecology and Management of the North American Moose, edited by Albert W. Franzmann and Charles C. Schwartz. 733 pages. University Press of Colorado; 2 edition (November 30, 2007) This massive book about the largest deer in the world is an impressive undertaking. Produced by the Washington-based Wildlife Management Institute, responsible in the past for excellent books on U.S. game species, the resulting volume is the most comprehensive ever published on moose. The editors' stated goals were that the book be readable and interesting, and they have succeeded with these expectations--it is fascinating.