Differences Between Horns and Antlers

Differences Between Horns and Antlers

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. (0:18)

  • 2

    Horns are developed shortly after birth and are extensions of keratin-covered bone. (0:30)

  • 3

    Antlers naturally shed throughout an animal's lifetime and regrow larger with each new cycle. (0:55)

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