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Don't approach moose calves, no matter how cute


June 11, 2020

Travis Russell

This Mud Bay moose calf was repeatedly approached by people trying to pet and feed it, despite warnings from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Eventually the calf was relocated with the hope that it will be able to reunite with its mother.

Every spring, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game encounters the same problem: people approaching moose calves that appear to be abandoned. The problem is that, frequently, these moose calves haven't been abandoned, and when humans approach the...

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