Moose are large, hoofed animals found mainly in northern climates. They have long, dark brown fur, long legs and a large, humped back. They are herbivores and generally feed on vegetation such as water plants, willow and birch shoots, and grass. Moose are also known to eat aquatic plants, lichen, and bark. They are excellent swimmers and can easily traverse deep water. Moose are the largest species of deer and can weigh up to 1800 pounds. They are solitary animals and usually travel alone or in small groups. Moose are a symbol of strength, resilience, and the natural world. They are an important part of some cultures, appearing in various artworks, stories and religious ceremonies.