Orphaned moose search and rescue in progress

  • Jun. 22, 2017 1:00 p.m.

Be on the look-out for orphaned moose calves. Photo by Marcie Welsh

Wildlife rescue volunteer Colleen Bailey is seeking the public’s assistance. A cow moose that had two calves was killed on the highway just west of Fernie in between the Lizard Creek Bridge and the Ski Hill Road within the last couple of days. The last reported sighting of one of the moose calves was around 10:30 this morning (Thursday, June 22) approximately 1 km east of the Ski Hill Road.

The Conservation Officers are aware of these orphans and are working with Colleen on their rescue with the intent that they will go to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. They ask that, in the interest of time, so that volunteer responders can get to the calves quickly, that the public contact the number listed below.

These are small moose calves of the season. They have that wobbly, knobby-kneed appearance and are small in size compared to a full-grown moose.

If you see the moose calves or are able to help in a coordinated search effort, please call or text 250-919-6207. This number is for reporting the moose calves only. Any other wildlife calls need to go to the RAPP hotline at 1-877-952-7277 or if you are on your cell you can just punch in #7277.

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