Nato a primavera.

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Che sorpresa e che gioia uscire una sera verso le 22.00 per una brevissima passeggiata dopo cena e incontrare una mamma alce con il suo piccolo tranquillamente al pascolo in un campo di colza!

Non credo che la colza sia cibo per alci:  probabilmente la mamma gli stava insegnando cosa si puo’ mangiare e cosa non si deve…

CURIOSITA’:  La natura ha programmato la gestazione di questi animali durante l’inverno,  con nascita a primavera,  cosicche’ i piccoli siano abbastanza robusti da poter sopravvivere l’inverno successivo.  Staranno con la mamma fino al compimento del primo anno di eta’ e poi verranno incoraggiati a cavarsela da soli.

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Born in Spring.

What a surprise and what a joy to meet an elk-mom with her little offspring during a short walk after dinner at 10.00 p.m. on a summer evening!  They were just pasturing in a rapseed field.

I do not think rap is food for elks:  mum was probably teaching him what is good to eat and what is not…

FUN FACTS:   Nature has planned the gestation of these animals during the winter,  with birth in spring,  so that the young are robust enough to survive the following winter.  They will stay with their mum during their first year and then they will be encouraged to do it for themselves.

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Linked to> Floral Bliss.  Saturday’s Critters.


74 thoughts on “Nato a primavera.

  1. What a wonderful animal to see – we do not have any that are that large!

    Hope all is well – Stewart M – Melbourne

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  2. Hello,
    What a great sighting of the mama moose and her young. It is nice to learn the facts about the Moose.
    Great photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank you for your comment today and on past visits.

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