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The moose has been in Sweden for about 10,000 years. It came after the latest ice-age. The moose gave food and clothing, and was therefore very important to human survival. During 1351-1789, it was only the king and his court who were allowed to hunt the moose and other cervids. Subsequently, the hunting rights belonged to the landowner.

In Sweden, there are 300,000 to 400,000 mooses, depending on the year when you count them. Currently about 100,000 mooses are shot each year corresponding to the number of births moose. The traffic occurs annually around 5000 collisions between cars and moose. In these accidents about 10 persons / year are killed.

The moose is the largest cervid. An adult bull moose can reach a height of the withers of 2.3 mand weigh up to 800kg. Bull moose lose their antlers each year and the new grows out, they can be over 2m wide.

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