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    Moose, the largest members of the deer family, can be found in densely forested areas across Colorado. Here, a male Bull Moose shows freshly exposed antlers.
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    Two bull moose stand in a field of wildflowers. The animals were introduced to Colorado in 1978; before then, breeding populations did not exist in the state.
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    A moose calf eats wildflowers. Female moose typically give birth to only one calf at a time, although the healthiest females can give birth to twins.
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References: 

A. C. Duvall and G. S. Schoonveld, “Colorado Moose: Reintroduction and Management,” Alces 24 (1988).

Albert W. Franzmann and Charles C. Schwartz, eds., Ecology and Management of the North American Moose 2nd ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2007).

Additional Information: 

David M. Armstrong, James P. Fitzgerald, and Carron A. Meaney, Mammals of Colorado, 2nd ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2010).

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, “Moose Country.”

Colorado Tourism, “8 Places to See Colorado Wildlife Without Leaving Your Car,” updated June 1, 2016.

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