Photo feature: Where's Mama?

Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A newborn moose calf, crying for its mother, runs across Main Street Loop in Kenai on Tuesday afternoon. As hard as it may be, Jeff Selinger of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says to leave apparently orphaned animals alone. Their mothers often find their young ones and it is difficult to find an appropriate home for them once they've been rescued, Selinger said. "The best chance the calves have at survival is getting back with the cow. Even though it may seem harsh to leave the calf by itself, that's its best chance," he said.

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