Canadian hunting camp rescues abandoned baby moose
CANADA, B.C. — Hunting camp students rescued an abandoned baby moose after the mother didn't return for it.
Takla Landing in the Canadian province British Columbia was celebrating their first Spring Cultural Days with a hunting camp for students of the community school.
While out on a hunting trip, the hunters came across a mother moose and two calves along a shoreline. The adult moose and one of the two calves ran off into the bushes leaving the weaker calf on the shore.
The group waited for a while to see if the mother would return for the calf. After a period of time, they decided that the mother was not going to return and took the baby moose back to camp.
The calf was given a blanket and a bottle of milk and plenty of attention," according to a press release issued July Fourth by Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Madonna Saunderson.
At the end of the day, they returned the calf to the beach in hopes that the mother would return for it overnight. The next day, they found that the adult moose had not returned and once again took the calf back to the camp.
An elder at the camp named the calf Jeyo or bull-moose in Carrier.
The calf spent the following night at the camp before being taken to the Northern Lights Wildlife Society where it will be rehabilitated and then re-released into the wild.