Moose’s antlers help it to hear

This video from the USA is called Moose rescued from Frozen Loon Lake Spokane Washington.

From British daily The Guardian:

Moose’s sharp hearing is attributed to antlers

* James Randerson

This article appeared in the Guardian on Friday March 21 2008 on p16 of the UK news section. It was last updated at 00:33 on March 21 2008.

They are some of the most extravagant headgear in the animal kingdom, but a moose‘s antlers are not just for show. Scientists believe they act as elaborate hearing aids that help males to find calling females.

A study has found that the antlers’ sound-gathering qualities boost the hearing of the animals by 19%.

Moose, which are called elk in Europe, are well-known for their impressive hearing. Their ears are more than 60 times larger than those of a human, and their calls can travel nearly two miles.

Moose in Scotland: here.

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