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Teton Valley Community Nurses Orphaned Moose

November 12, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley No Comments
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Idaho Department of Fish and Game Biologists have told of their release of two orphaned moose calves onto the Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area late last month after a community-wide effort to raise the animals. The calves were born in Teton Valley in late May but their mother was struck and killed by a vehicle in July. The moose calves were cared for by Brent Knight and his son Alex; and by Susan Eirich and the Staff and volunteers of the Earthfire Institute. The calves were originally kept at the Knight’s Farm in Tetonia, where they had access to a ready supply of goat’s milk. In August, Department Biologist moved the calves to a secure enclosure at the Wild Bunch Ranch/Earthfire Institute. Volunteers continued to feed them goat’s milk provided daily by the Knights, mixed with a special moose formula and fresh willow, dogwood and aspen browse. Dr. Don Betts and the staff of the Driggs Veterinary Clinic generally monitored the health of the calves. Idaho Fish and Game officials praised those involved for their efforts made in such a way that the moose calves did not become overly familiarized to humans.

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