We asked a moose expert what the heck is actually going on in this reader’s video

When Amanda Waggoner noticed two moose acting interestingly in her backyard, she did what any self-respecting disciple of the digital age would do: she filmed the encounter and shared it with us (below), stating: ‘[I] don’t know for sure if it’s a mama weaning… but sure does remind me of motherhood.’ Our curiosity captured, we … Continued

Contenders for the cow: Other animals we’ve tried to milk (and why the cow is still tops)

Milk forms part of a healthy diet in humans. It is a great source of calcium—essential for keeping our bones and teeth strong—and protein, which we need for our bodies to grow and repair themselves. Vitamin B-12, vitamin A, vitamin D and potassium are all good for us and are present in milk, and the … Continued

'Wise' elk freed from ice by father-son team in Sweden

One lucky elk, or moose as they’re also known, in the northern Swedish town of Skansnäs owes big thanks to an unlucky pair of local hunters. Klass Persson and his son David spotted the distressed animal trapped in a frozen river and immediately jumped into action. Alerted by their dog’s alarmed barks, Persson told local newspaper Västerbottens-Kuriren … Continued

Inquisitive moose plays with drone

Technology’s latest flying gizmos and Mother Nature aren’t always the best of buddies. In fact, it was only last year that drones were banned from all US National Parks over their intrusive noise and safety concerns. Yet it seems that, sometimes, UAVs aren’t as much as a nuisance as we believe them to be—at least … Continued

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