Ear language in moose



Alces alces photo © kuhnmi


The only sharply defined markings on the moose are at the anterior bases of the ears. These presumably aid intraspecific communication in a similar manner to human eye-whites, flickering as the ears move and signifying shifts in emotion and changes in the direction of attention.
Robin and the Honey Badger, 15 March 2016
Alces alces ear markings