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Moose Capital of Michigan, Newberry Moose Capital, Upper Michigan Moose

Newberry, The Official Moose Capital of Michigan
Michigan Moose Capital

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.

Upper Michigan Moose 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.
  • Moose have a life expectancy of 8 to 25 years.
  • They can weigh up to 1,500 pounds
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