Shira’s Moose making a comeback in Oregon



JOSEPH, Ore. — Oregon’s only moose herd is doing well, in spite of a number of deaths in recent years from a tiny parasite.

The herd is scattered across parts of the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman national forests, and numbers around 60.

That’s up from 30 in 2006.

The moose are called Shira’s moose, and are the smallest subspecies in North America. That said, males still tip the scales at 1,000 pounds.