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Moose Safari from Bingham Maine

Moose Safari from Bingham Maine

Come tour for an unforgettable experience on the Moose Safari! Bingham, Maine is located about 1.5 hours from Bangor. A registered Maine guide will take you on this memorable wildlife tour. You'll see moose, deer, bear, eagles and osprey in their natural habitat. Be sure to bring along your camera and video camera! There will be plenty of fantastic photo opportunities.

The tours begin in the early evening, when the wildlife is most active. You don't want to miss the opportunity to see moose in the wild, they are the largest animal in all of North America. Let the professional guides take you on an adventure you will remember for a lifetime!

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

3 hours

Time

4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm & 6:00 pm daily (May through September)

Please Note: Times Vary. Check Availability Calendar for specific times.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. This tour does not include hotel pick up. Check-in is at the tour office on Main Street in Bingham, Maine (details on E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

About the Maine Moose

Moose roam in abundance in Maine, they are the largest wild animal in all of North America. The adults weigh an average of 1,000 lbs and are 6 feet in height at the shoulders. Moose possess a very keen sense of smell and hearing, but they are near-sighted. Their front legs are longer than their hind legs, and this allows them to jump over the many fallen trees, slash and other debris they encounter in the wild. Like deer, moose lack a set of upper incisors. This requires them to strip off "browse" and bark. Male bulls and female cows have different coloration patterns; bulls have a dark brown or black muzzle, while a cow's face is light brown. Cows also have a white patch of fur just beneath their tail.

Only bulls grow antlers; antler growth begins in March or April and is completed by August or September when the velvet on them has shed. Antlers begin to drop beginning in December, but some young bulls may retain their antlers into early spring. While yearlings develop a spike or fork, adults develop full antlers with wide sweeping palms along with many long tines that can weigh over 60 lbs. The bell, the flap of skin and long hair that hangs from the throat, is more pronounced in adult bulls than in cows or immature bulls.

Cows (female moose) prefer to keep their calves near water as an escape route. Ponds are used by both sexes to escape from moose flies and other pesky insects. "Moose wallows" form in regularly wet areas on the side of roads where road salt accumulates. Moose visit these areas to drink and satisfy their salt requirements.

Moose are most active in the early morning and early evening hours. Just before sunset moose will roam in search of saplings or salt. Moose are vegetarians and often seek out the young saplings.

If you do see one or more moose, use a zoom or telephoto lens to bring the creature "up close." DO NOT try and walk up close to a moose. They are generally peaceful animals, but can be unpredictable, especially in the fall!

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. This tour does not include hotel pick up. Check-in is at the tour office on Main Street in Bingham, Maine (details on E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

September 27, 2017

Desired Time:

04:00 PM