Weighing up to 1,000 pounds and towering 6 feet high at the shoulder, moose are Colorado’s largest wild mammal. These massive animals are relatively unafraid of people and can pose an enormous risk to public safety. Each year, more people are attacked by moose than by any other species of wildlife, and moose are one of the most unpredictable and dangerous animals in our state.
Thanks to decades of conservation programs, Colorado is home to an estimated 2,500 moose and boasts one of the healthiest populations in the lower 48 states. With this thriving population, moose have expanded beyond the remote areas where they were originally introduced. They are now appearing in many of our busy mountain towns, rural neighborhoods, tourist destinations and ski areas.
Recently, moose have even ventured into Colorado’s Front Range suburbs as they continue to seek out new territory and habitat. While this creates exciting opportunities to view these fascinating animals, dangerous conflicts between moose and people have become increasingly common in recent years.
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