Differences Between Horns and Antlers

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An adult male moose requires just as much energy to grow a full set of antlers as it does for a female moose to grow a baby. Learn more about antlers and horns, and the difference between them in this video from The Brain Scoop.

Horns vs. Antlers

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Horns and antlers are used to attract a mate, as well as ward off predators. 00:18

  2. Horns are developed shortly after birth and are extensions of keratin-covered bone. 00:30

  3. Antlers naturally shed throughout an animal's lifetime and regrow larger with each new cycle. 00:55

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