Although moose are strongly associated with Newfoundland culture ("got to get me moose b'y!") they are not native to the island. They are native to Labrador. Moose were introduced to Newfoundland in 1878 and again in 1904, by the government as a
Moose are larger than most horses (1.5-1.8 m high Females weigh 270-360 kg (600-800 lbs) and males weigh 385-530 kg (850-1180 lbs). Only male moose have antlers, which they shed usually in late November. Antelrs grow annuals and can be over a metre wide.
Moose feed on aquatic vegetation in spring and summer, and can dive underwater more than 5m to get food. In fall and winter they browse on twigs, leaves and needles of a variety of trees and shrubs.
Moose tracks are larger and longer than caribou tracks. See caribou page for a comparison of track shapes and sizes.
Sources: Hinterland Who's Who. A.W.F. Banfield "The Mammals of Canada".