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.
Key Facts In This Video
Horns and antlers are used to attract a mate, as well as ward off predators. (0:18)
Horns are developed shortly after birth and are extensions of keratin-covered bone. (0:30)
Antlers naturally shed throughout an animal's lifetime and regrow larger with each new cycle. (0:55)