Swedish explorer captures extremely rare white moose on camera after three years of searching for the elusive animal

Daily Mail

A video showing an extremely rare white moose in Sweden has captured the world’s interest.

Explorer Hans Nilsson spotted the animal after searching for a glimpse of one for three years.

He saw the moose on the banks of a stream in Värmland, Sweden. The video he posted online has been viewed more than a million times on Facebook.  

The video shows the moose entering the stream. The water goes up to its neck before it climbs out the other side and shakes its entire body.

The moose then starts eating leaves before turning and staring directly at the photographer.

‘It was a great feeling when you see such a unique animal that is not at all concerned with people,’ he told a Swedish radio station. ‘It is a stately moose.’

There are only 100 white moose in the country, compared to over 400,000 of the common brown moose.

The animals aren’t supposed to be white, but the rare color comes from a genetic mutation. They are not albino.

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5 thoughts on “Swedish explorer captures extremely rare white moose on camera after three years of searching for the elusive animal

  1. A white moose, just as rare as native Swede in its natural inviroment these days. Overtaken by brown, Arabic speaking predators.

  2. In the Native American spirit, I’m seeing this white one as a symbol of hope and as a planetary healing. Earth sure needs some hope and healing right now. May Sweden, like all other occupied countries, reclaim its essence and overrule the invaders. I guess what we’re all askin’ is, just let us be who we are.

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