Nordic Animal Cheat Sheet

Elk, Moose, Reindeer, Caribou, Deer… Who am I??

Can you tell the differences?

Who is Swedish? Who is Canadian?


Fun Fact:

  • “After the mating season males (moose) drop their antlers to conserve energy for the winter. A new set of antlers will then regrow in the spring. ” [1]
  • Alaskan moose is the largest subspecies [2]

Another fun fact!

  • Moose test, also known as the “Double Lane Change” manoeuvre, is designed to test the car’s ability to react and swirl around a moose on the road!

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Specifications Moose SweMoose Elk

Nickname Moose (American) Elk (British) Elk American Elk
Nationality Canadian Scandinavian N. American

Swedish Name

 Amerikansk älg

Europeisk älg

Wapitihjort

Specie Deer Deer

Height at shoulder (m) 2  (6.5 ft)  1,7 [3] 1,5

Weight (kg) 380-700  Lighter than American cousins  320 – 331

Relative Size Largest Large Small

Spot the differences? Broad antlers  Darker with lighter legs Tree branch like antlers

Traffic Sign CAN_Moose-Xing-Sign-K-9305 SwedishMoose

Max Speed 35 mph (56 km/h) Haven’t tried

Reference Moose American Elk

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Specifications Caribou Reindeer Deer
Nickname Caribou Reindeer Deer

Nationality Canadian/ Alaskan Scandinavian Global Citizen

Swedish Name

Ren

Hjortdjur

Specie Deer Deer

Height at shoulder (m) 0,9 – 1,7 0,85 – 1,5 varies

Weight (kg) 90 – 110 159 – 182 30 – 300

Relative Size Small Large

Spot the differences? Too technical for me

Traffic Sign Caribou_Sign SwedishReindeer Deer-Traffic-Sign-X-W11-3

Max Speed 60–80 km/h (37–50 mph)

Reference Caribou Reindeer Deer

 

Well! Now you know the difference!

 

 

Stop calling everything moose moose moose moooose!

 

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Learn More / References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose
  2. http://animals.mom.me/varieties-moose-4421.html
  3. http://www.wildsweden.com/about/the-wild-animals/facts-about-moose/
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk
  5. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/moose/
  6. http://www.roadtrafficsigns.com/moose-crossing-sign/sku-k-9305
  7. https://trafficsignstore.com/W11-104.jpg
  8. http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/images/fig2c_11.gif
  9. http://images.roadtrafficsigns.com/img/lg/X/Deer-Traffic-Sign-X-W11-3.gif
  10. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Rangifer_tarandus#/media/File:Sweden_road_sign_A19-5.svg
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer
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2 Comments

  • Clair Lucik • 22 Jun 2016 at 5.59 am Reply

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  • Celina • 25 Apr 2016 at 6.44 pm Reply

    Hahlalujel! I needed this-you’re my savior.

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