Roy's Postcards: 1983/03/16

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Leonard and I went to the museum today to see the dinosaurs while Susanna took a nap and MoFrances took care of baby Rachel. We saw the beautiful moose and we also saw a triceratops that was moving and grunting in the dome room. Leonard was really scared of it. We had a good time.

Postcard back:

ALASKA MOOSE
Alces gigas
Scene: Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Typical scene in late September.
Range: Most forested areas of Alaska. Occasionally among willows north of Arctic Circle.
Habitat: Forests, lakes, swamps and streams.
Food: Leaves and twige of most trees; grass, waterlilies, bark, etc.
General Information: The moose is a deer and the largest antlered animal that has ever lived on earth. Bulls may be 7 1/2 feet at shoulders, weigh up to 1800 pounds. Cows are smaller. Mating season, October and November. Calves, sometimes twins, are born in May or June and stay with cow for one year.

Photo by Lawrence S. Reynolds

Leonard's comments:

That triceratops is a menace.

See also: lacmnh dinosaurs



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