Just seeing a white moose alone is super rare, but then to add in the fact this particular one is an absolute smasher bull just makes it all the better… and more rare. Native Americans called refer to them as “white spirit moose”.

For your average outdoorsman, something like this is generally a true once-in-a-lifetime experience, a story that you would tell forever. White moose are very rare in Ontario, Canada, where this was seen. There are only estimated to be 50 of them in a province that has 415,000 square miles.

Ontario is known to have areas where these creatures have been seen but I can’t get enough of them. This couple was driving down a road when a massive bull moose stepped out. Not only was it huge but also all white. The rare bull walked across the road in front of their car as the captured the rare encounter all on video.

The white moose are not albinos. If they were, their eyes would be red. The white albino hides are a result of leucism, a condition something like albinism which results in a partial loss of pigmentation in the skin, hair, feathers or scales.

Leucism is a permanent condition in polar bears. Amongst other animals, such as the arctic fox, arctic hare and the European weasel the condition appears protectively in the winter. But none of these animals are albinos.

Since 1981, the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks has undertaken a number of Moose habitat enhancement projects in central and northern British Columbia. The Habitat Conservation Trust Fund provided financial support, derived from a portion of hunting license revenues, for these projects. The projects were aimed at increasing the supply of woody browse on Moose winter ranges.

They involved con-trolled burns to produce early successional stages, bulldozing over-mature browse stands to rehabilitate them, and hand-cutting decadent willows to stimulate sprouting. In most cases, these projects produced a great deal more browse and improved the range's capacity to sustain Moose.

BC Hydro compensation programs for the Columbia Basin and Williston Reservoir are funding research-related to habitat enhancement for various wildlife species, and this should also benefit Moose in the future. However, these enhancement projects cover only a small part of British Columbia's total Moose range.


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