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25 Moose Quotes About The Graceful Giant Of The North

With its towering frame and effortless grace, the moose commands the wild with quiet strength. Across North American forests where they roam, these creatures capture our attention, reminding us of our commitment to conservation. As we explore moose quotes, let’s deepen our appreciation and learn about their various symbolism.

Best Moose Quotes About The Creature In The Wild

Moose are the largest members of the deer family at 6.5 feet in height and 1,400 pounds in weight. They command their forested habitats with their imposing stature and distinctive antlers, which are only seen in males. In the wild, these animals blend into the vast landscapes, from dense woodlands to cold wetlands. 

Observing a moose, one can’t help but feel in awe of these quietly dignified giants of nature. After reading the quotes below, head over to our articles on moose facts and types of moose.

"A moose is a creature of mystery and wonder, a symbol of untamed beauty." -John Muir #trvst #quotes #impact #thinkgreen #moose #beauty
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"A moose is a creature of mystery and wonder, a symbol of untamed beauty."

- John Muir

"To catch a glimpse of a moose in its natural habitat is to witness a fleeting moment of pure magic, a connection to the wild that stays with you forever." -Douglas Chadwick #trvst #quotes #gogreen #collectiveaction #moose #pure #magic #wild #natural
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"To catch a glimpse of a moose in its natural habitat is to witness a fleeting moment of pure magic, a connection to the wild that stays with you forever."

- Douglas Chadwick

"There is something fascinating about watching a moose, even if it is just from a distance." -Lemony Snicket #trvst #quotes #takeaction #thinkgreen #moose
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"There is something fascinating about watching a moose, even if it is just from a distance."

- Lemony Snicket

"Moose are nature’s architects, shaping the landscape with their sheer presence." -Rick Bass #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #dogood #moose
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"Moose are nature’s architects, shaping the landscape with their sheer presence."

- Rick Bass

"To see a moose is to witness the grandeur of nature in all its glory." -E.O. Wilson #trvst #quotes #takeaction #dogood #moose #nature
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"To see a moose is to witness the grandeur of nature in all its glory."

- E.O. Wilson

"The moose is a living symbol of the wild, representing the untamed beauty of nature." -Tom Stienstra #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #moose #beauty #wild #nature
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"The moose is a living symbol of the wild, representing the untamed beauty of nature."

- Tom Stienstra

"I know runners who have suffered a tick bite and ended up with Lyme disease. I'll take an angry moose any day." -Don Kardong #trvst #quotes #bethechange #beinspired #moose
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"I know runners who have suffered a tick bite and ended up with Lyme disease. I'll take an angry moose any day."

- Don Kardong

"Wolves directly affect the entire ecosystem, not just moose populations, their main prey, because less moose equals more tree growth" -Rolf Peterson #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #moose #tree
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"Wolves directly affect the entire ecosystem, not just moose populations, their main prey, because less moose equals more tree growth"

- Rolf Peterson

Saving Moose Population Quotes

Although the IUCN classifies moose as a species of least concern, they are not free from perils. The encroaching threat of habitat destruction and diseases presents real challenges to their populations. 

For example, Minnesota’s northeastern moose population dropped by over half from 2006 to 20171, mainly due to brainworms, which lead to fatal neurological damage. Meanwhile, climate shifts disrupt seasonal patterns, leading to a rise in winter ticks that thrive in the milder conditions.

Feel the push to be part of the solution as you read the following quotes about the moose population.

"Before you rip off three feet of toilet paper, consider that each year 500,000 acres of virgin boreal forest in northern Alberta and Ontario are being clear-cut to make the stuff. These forests are home to some 500 First Nation communities, as well as caribou and bears, moose and wolves, and, in the summertime, billions of songbirds." -Alex Shoumatoff #trvst #quotes #socialchange #impact #moose #forest
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"Before you rip off three feet of toilet paper, consider that each year 500,000 acres of virgin boreal forest in northern Alberta and Ontario are being clear-cut to make the stuff. These forests are home to some 500 First Nation communities, as well as caribou and bears, moose and wolves, and, in the summertime, billions of songbirds."

- Alex Shoumatoff

"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it." -Henry David Thoreau #trvst #quotes #beinspired #changetheworld #moose #life #preserve #trees
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"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it."

- Henry David Thoreau

"The moose will disappear; it's just a matter of time. It's not if, it's when." -Mark Dayton #trvst #quotes #dogood #collectiveaction #moose
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"The moose will disappear; it's just a matter of time. It's not if, it's when."

- Mark Dayton

"No less pertinent is that there is just something deeply and unquestionably wrong about killing an animal that is so sweetly and dopily unassuming as a moose." -Bill Bryson #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #dogood #moose #animal
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"No less pertinent is that there is just something deeply and unquestionably wrong about killing an animal that is so sweetly and dopily unassuming as a moose."

- Bill Bryson

"When I consider that the noble animals have been exterminated here – the cougar, panther, lynx, wolverine, wolf, bear, moose, deer, the beaver, the turkey, etc, etc – I cannot but feel as I lived in a tamed, and, as it were, emasculated country." -Henry David Thoreau #trvst #quotes #gogreen #planetearthfirst #moose
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"When I consider that the noble animals have been exterminated here – the cougar, panther, lynx, wolverine, wolf, bear, moose, deer, the beaver, the turkey, etc, etc – I cannot but feel as I lived in a tamed, and, as it were, emasculated country."

- Henry David Thoreau

Bull Moose Quotes And Other Profound Sayings

The bull moose is a symbol of strength, an emblem well-earned by the second-largest land mammal in North America. In the wild, moose exhibit formidable might, especially when defending against predators such as wolves and bears. Even if they are herbivores, they stand their ground by using their hooves and antlers. 

The metaphorical quotes below are inspired by the creature’s sheer strength and tenacity.

"I'm as strong as a bull moose and you can use me to the limit." -Theodore Roosevelt #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #impact #moose
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"I'm as strong as a bull moose and you can use me to the limit."

- Theodore Roosevelt

"I pranced around the room like a blind moose, but what I lacked in grace I made up for in effort." -Kiera Cass #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #beinspired #moose
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"I pranced around the room like a blind moose, but what I lacked in grace I made up for in effort."

- Kiera Cass

"A moose can and will murder the unwary in ways obvious to improbable." -Thomm Quackenbush #trvst #quotes #impact #beinspired #moose
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"A moose can and will murder the unwary in ways obvious to improbable."

- Thomm Quackenbush

"Kissing power is stronger than will power: Girls need to 'prove their love' like a moose needs a hat rack." -Abigail Van Buren #trvst #quotes #socialchange #thinkgreen #moose #power #love
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"Kissing power is stronger than will power: Girls need to 'prove their love' like a moose needs a hat rack."

- Abigail Van Buren

Funny Moose Quotes To Make You Smile

Moose spark a mix of reverence and humor in people who encounter them. Writers have playfully captured their quirky appeal with quotes that bring smiles. Henry David Thoreau mused on their ungainly charm, while Mira Grant imagined the unlikely scenario of a zombie moose encounter. Read the funny quotes below if you want some laughs.

"Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. Nonsense. A moose is a cow drawn by a three-year-old." -Bill Bryson #trvst #quotes #bethechange #gogreen #moose #forest
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"Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. Nonsense. A moose is a cow drawn by a three-year-old."

- Bill Bryson

"Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing ‘Embraceable You' in spats." -Woody Allen #trvst #quotes #socialchange #thinkgreen #moose #tree #summer #nature
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"Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing ‘Embraceable You' in spats."

- Woody Allen

"The moose is singularly grotesque and awkward to look at." -Henry David Thoreau #trvst #quotes #dogood #beinspired #moose
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"The moose is singularly grotesque and awkward to look at."

- Henry David Thoreau

"If you want to go foraging into the wilds of Canada without proper gear, you deserve what you get, even if that happens to include being attacked by an undead moose." -Mira Grant #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #moose
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"If you want to go foraging into the wilds of Canada without proper gear, you deserve what you get, even if that happens to include being attacked by an undead moose."

- Mira Grant

"A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it" -Groucho Marx #trvst #quotes #bethechange #thinkgreen #moose #animal
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"A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it"

- Groucho Marx

"And the last thought he had that morning as he closed his eyes was: I hope the tornado hit the moose." -Gary Paulsen #trvst #quotes #dogood #socialimpact #moose
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"And the last thought he had that morning as he closed his eyes was: I hope the tornado hit the moose."

- Gary Paulsen

"I don't really get romance. Bring me fish or moose, not flowers." -Eden Robinson #trvst #quotes #gogreen #takeaction #moose #fish #flowers
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"I don't really get romance. Bring me fish or moose, not flowers."

- Eden Robinson

"I would like to deny all allegations by Bob Hope that during my last game of golf, I hit an eagle, a birdie, an elk and a moose." -Gerald R. Ford #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #beinspired #moose
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"I would like to deny all allegations by Bob Hope that during my last game of golf, I hit an eagle, a birdie, an elk and a moose."

- Gerald R. Ford

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