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.

Norway builds world’s tallest moose statue, besting Moose Jaw

An “a-moose-ing” competition has broken out between the city of Moose Jaw, Sask. and Norway.

For years, Moose Jaw’s “Mac the Moose” was the tallest moose statue in the world until the Norwegians built their own structure that stands on a highway between Oslo and Trondheim.

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

Since news broke that Moose Jaw had lost its record, the city’s mayor, Fraser Tolmie, posted a video on Youtube to crowdsource ideas on how to make Mac the Moose taller.

In response, the mayor of Stor-Elvdal, Norway posted their own message, saying they will do whatever it takes to make sure they keep their world record.