Meet Henry the Moose – the Swedish mascot on TST
With a start during Swedish Winter, Henry the moose light up Tsim Sha Tsui. He has been the mascot for the Swedish Winter Project and cover boy for the Swedish Winter Magazine. He will stay in December but will come back next time Sweden host a big event at Tsim Sha Tsui. That will be at the end of May 2020.
A giant in the Nordic countries
The moose is considered one of the largest deer in the Nordic countries and has almost become a symbol for Sweden. A full-grown European moose can be up to 2 meters high and 3 meters long. They weigh between 380 – 700 kilos. The female moose is a bit smaller.
It is very easy to recognize a moose through the big ears and big soft mule. The fur is very varied and the moose can have both light brown, dark brown, gray or almost black fur covering the entire body. On very rare occations even a white moose can be spotted.
The moose horn
The horns of an adult moose can span almost two meters in full-grown condition. As the moose grow older, the horns start to decrease in size and tags. Every year during the summer, the horns grow out and are later dropped during mid-winter.
The horn has long been a trophy for hunters, where the number of tags on the horn is of great importance. The more tags a horn has, the greater the value. You always count on the horn with most tags. For example, if a twelve-tagger has six tags on one horn, that does not mean that it certainly has six tags on the other side. In cases where the number of tags is not even, the crown is called an odd twelve-tagger; otherwise, the even twelve-tagger if both sides consist of six tags.
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