Mac the Moose

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Mac the Moose

Mac the Moose is a steel and concrete[1] sculpture of a moose in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It is claimed to be the world's largest moose at 32 feet (9.8 m) feet tall and a weight of approximately 10 long tons (10 t).[2]

History[edit]

The giant moose was one of its first tourist attractions. The project to create Mac was completed in May 1984.[3] In 2004, Mac was moved 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and is now located just off of the Trans-Canada highway next to the Moose Jaw visitors' center. Although Mac has been vandalized many times (once being painted blue and another physical damage was done),[2] he still stands, now surrounded by a fence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mac The Moose". tourismmoosejaw.ca. 
  2. ^ a b "Vandals target 'Mac" the moose". Canadian Broadcasting Company. September 2, 2001. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Moose Jaw's moose gets its jaw back". Canadian Broadcasting Company. August 8, 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 

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Coordinates: 50°24′47″N 105°30′36″W / 50.41311°N 105.51009°W / 50.41311; -105.51009