The moose

The moose


by Ada Viljanen (August 2019)

Ronja was born close to Koppang around 2006 and grew up with horses in her early years. Ronja does not have the white dots that Idun has, and her fur is more white to light brown, or even blonde (depending on the time of the year). Ronja came to Evenstad August 2013 together with Idun. Ronja is usually the submissive when with other moose, but will stand her ground against humans or dogs if they don’t play with her rules. Ronja has no aspirations about being anybody’s pet and will be found keeping her distance, thank you very much!


by Ada Viljanen (August 2019)

Idun is the darkest of our moose and got more marked white dots. She is more approachable than Ronja and likes to interact with people, she enjoys being stroked by the vets – especially on her head, ears and the neck. During the winter she is even keener to cuddle with the vets.


by Ada Viljanen, 2019

Our moose bull. Born in late winter 2017 in the valley of Stor-Elvdal. Since december 2017 part of the crew at moose centre.


Depending on season you will find our moose either in the “summer-” or “winter- enclosure”. Both enclosures can be divided in two, if there is a need to divide the animals (because of illness or treating only one of the moose). The summer enclosure is about 4.4 ha with some forest patches in the very south and north. The winter enclosure, where you will find the moose most of the time, is about 3 ha and in the middle of the nearby pine forest.


At Evenstad there are some of the best vets in wildlife and they have the responsibility for the moose welfare. We can ensure that our moose are in the best hands if anything would happen, like calving.