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Kiwiosities: The last moose

Excerpts from Kiwiosities, a book by Gordon Ell on the traditions and folklore of New Zealand.

The Last Moose

Tales of giant elk or moose in deepest Fiordland arise from their importation from Canada early last century. These giant northern deer have a very large antler spread and were keenly sought by trophy hunters along the remote shores of Dusky Sound, where ten were liberated.

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