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Moose is native to North America. The moose's range extends north to about 72 °N latitude and south to about 40 °N latitude . It occurs from Alaska south through the Rocky Mountain region to Colorado; east to Newfoundland; and south to New Hampshire, northern Wisconsin, and northern North Dakota . Alaska moose range from Alaska to western Yukon. Northwestern moose range from eastern Yukon to southern Nunavut; south to central British Columbia; and east to central Ontario and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Eastern moose range from central Ontario; east to the Canadian Maritime Provinces; and south to New Hampshire and central New York. Shiras moose range from mountainous areas of southern British Columbia and eastern Alberta; south to northeastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah [79,82,93,189]. Transient moose have been reported as far south as Texas . Outside of North America, moose occur in eastern Siberia and northern Asia . The primary factors limiting the geographic distribution of moose are food and cover in the northern regions and climate in the southern regions [79,123]. NatureServe provides a distributional map of moose.