One of the two orphaned moose calves being cared for in Moose Jaw at Wild and Cared Free Wildlife Rehabilitation, has died. A post on the group’s Facebook page indicates the one young moose who had been struggling to eat died during the night and they believe he had what is termed Failure of Passive Transfer from not being able to get colostrum from his mother after being born.
The animals were rescued from the Estevan and Kenaston area. It is hoped the remaining moose will be released into the wild next spring. The facility is run by a local veterinarian. There is limited funding available and the rescue has started a Go Fund Me page, as well, they are accepting donations of branches with leaves to help feed the moose calf that is remaining.
Photo courtesy of Wild and Cared Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc.