Moose, common name for the largest member of the deer family. The name Moose, given by the Algonquin, a native North American tribe, means “eater of twigs,” reflecting the animal’s primary diet of leaves and twigs. Moose are huge animals, with males, known as bulls, standing up to 2 m (6.5 ft) at the shoulder. Some bulls weigh more than 726 kg (1,600 lbs). Their characteristically long legs enable them to both browse on low bushes and small trees and wade in lakes and ponds to feed on aquatic plants. Once in the water, Moose move easily and are powerful swimmers. Prominent features of bulls are the enormous antlers with marginal prongs, or tines, which can exceed 1.5 m (60 in) in width and 22.7 kg (50 lbs) in weight. Antlers are covered with a soft, nutrient-rich skin called velvet, which is shed in early September and often eaten by bulls. Antlers themselves are shed each year after the mating season, which generally is in late September.
The monstrous Moose makes for a powerful high rank unit, able to withstand lots of damage and deliver a vicious attack with its powerful antlers. An excellent choice for any high ranking combat combination.