This young bull moose in Riding Mountain National Park (Manitoba, Canada) is learning to use its antlers along with its body strength. Agility, dexterity, and repeated movements along with the humorous responses to the refuse container make this an interesting watch. Rarely are we present for the learning behaviours of large mammals. It was a treat to be there for this sequence.
You will also observe it feeding on beaked hazel, a ubiquitous shrub found throughout the Riding Mountain National Park area. Beaked hazel is a key ecological indicator species for moose in this national park.
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