Two wild, orphaned moose calves that arrived at the Greater Vancouver Zoo from Alaska are out of quarantine and doing well, according to staff there.
Jodie Henderson, a spokesperson for the zoo, said the male moose came to the facility in September and spent a month in quarantine.
During that time, they gained approximately 50 kilograms each and now weigh around 160 kilograms each.
After being discovered near Anchorage in the summer, the orphans were taken to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where they were bottle-fed.
Staff there determined they could not be released back to the wild.
“They can now be seen on display in a temporary enclosure next to our North American Wild’s bus station,” Henderson said.
“They will be introduced to our adult female moose when they are large enough.”
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