Some animals have extravagant features that are mostly just for show. If you thought that Moose developed their trademark antlers in the same way that peacocks developed their feathers, you’d be wrong.
A new study has shown that moose antlers increase their hearing by 19%. It had long been suspected that the antlers helped locate mates somehow because males with antlers were better able to locate females than those without.
How did they test this you ask? Well, they took two moose skulls, one with and one without antlers and put a mic in them and measured how well it picked up sounds from a speaker 32ft away from it.