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Newberry MI Moose Capital of Michigan, Photo by Jessie HarmanNewberry, The Official Moose Capital of Michigan
Michigan Moose Capital

Q:  "Where can I see a moose around Newberry, MI?"
A:  Though sightings are very rare, there are more moose sightings in Luce County than any other county in the State of Michigan. 

Newberry, MI is the Official Moose Capital of Michigan. Most sightings do occur in the Tahquamenon State Park and north of Newberry. The area and terrain is a perfect setting for the lifestyle of the moose. Moose are an elusive species. They prefer areas associated with water, ponds and swamps.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park Moose Herd
The Tahquamenon Falls State Park has information with interpretive materials including a kiosk and a video on Michigan moose recovery efforts. Interpretive staff (when available) can provide the latest information on the local herd and recent sightings.

♦  Informational Moose Brochure

Upper Michigan Moose Fun Facts:

  • Mammal
  • Diet: Eats plants
  • Family: Deer
  • Habitat: coniferous forests - near lakes, marshes and rivers
  • Size: 8 1/4 to 9 3/4 ft tall
  • Moose are great swimmers.
  • Most often gives birth to a single calf - rarely twins.
  • Moose feed on woody plants in winter.
  • Moose feed on water plants in summer.
  • Male Moose can weight up to 1,600 pounds.
  • Antlers are heavy and large.  They weigh 50 - 60 pounds and grow up to 6 feet in width.
  • A moose's stomach can hold up to 112 pounds of food at one time.
  • A moose can run at a speed of 35 miles/per hr & can run non-stop for 15 miles.
  • Moose have a life expectancy of 8 to 25 years.

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