Sweden might build moose statue taller than Norway’s

The mayor of Moose Jaw, Sask., Fraser Tolmie, launches a campaign to figure out how to get back the record for the world’s tallest moose statue.

Norway might not want to get too cocky when it comes to its record for the world’s tallest moose statue.

A Swedish contractor is planning to build a moose statue on a mountain peak in Lapland that would stand 47 metres tall, according to Norwegian newspaper Aftenposen. This would tower over the moose statue in Stor-Elvdal, Norway, which recently made headlines for besting what was previously the world’s tallest moose structure in Moose Jaw, Sask.

The City of Moose Jaw, Sask. has since been trying to crowdsource ideas to regain their record by making their own statue, Mac the Moose, taller. Some ideas included putting a football helmet or a hat on the statue.

Mac the Moose is almost 10 metres tall, but its Norwegian counterpart stands taller by around 30 centimetres.

The proposed Swedish moose would house a restaurant in its belly and would measure 45 metres long.