The Nebraska moose population is really non-existent, but lately a few moose sightings were recorded in the Nebraska Panhandle. Wildlife biologists suppose that the moose sighting in Nebraska, is caused by the moose from neighboring state of Wyoming, visiting.
The Nebraska Game and Park Commission has conducted an investigation on the matter and is presently working on the location of the moose so that it can be led back to its original habitat. Last seen in the North Platte River Valley, the moose, hopefully, will be sighted and returned home soon, as they tend to wander and end up near people’s abode sometimes.
Moose are normally seen in Wyoming, New Hampshire, Colorado (Rocky Mountains), North Dakota, Ontario, Canada and the Canadian Maritime Provinces.
Any lushly vegetated areas, that have boreal or mixed-conifer forests, for these gentle giants to graze upon, can be its habitat. Moose prefer to live in a cold rather than warm climate. Though, they prefer to live around poplar and birch trees, as well as near an eastern hemlock plant.
Wildlife biologists have assumed that moose may cross over from Wyoming area to the Nebraska panhandle, for reasons like search for food or water when there is scarcity in its regular habitat. Territorial issue may also be a reason as to their cross over, as a number of adult male moose have their own set territories and do not like having other adult male moose poach on “their land” so to speak.
There is always much more to discover and learn about these gentle giants, even if there are already many characteristics that researchers and scientists understand about the moose. While a moose sighting in Nebraska panhandle, may not be the ideal circumstance to learn more about these amazing creatures, it helps raise awareness as to their movements and behaviors. The moose is certain to be returned soon to its proper home, amid the community and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission efforts.