The moose was made the official Alaska land mammal in 1998. Moose is a common animal statewide in Alaska, and they are most abundant in birch forests and along major rivers.
The moose is the world's largest member of the deer family, and they are normally non-aggressive animals, however it is illegal and unsafe to feed them. Alaska has the highest rate of moose-vehicle collisions in the world, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Many people consider moose to be a symbol of life in Alaska.