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October 27, 2017 4:50 pm

Moose Calf Abandoned

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

Takla Landing, B.C.-  Northern Lights Wildlife Society  has  one more moose calf to look after.

Takla Landing was celebrating its 1st Annual Spring Cultural Days by putting on a hunting camp for students of Nuswadeezulh, Takla’s Community School.

As the group of hunters set out for the day, they came across a cow moose with two calves on the shore. The cow took one calf and ran off into the bush, leaving the weaker one laying by the shore crying.

The party waited near the calf to see if mom would return for him. When it became clear that the mother wasn’t going to return the party took the calf back to camp.

There the calf was given a blanket to sleep on and one of the mothers at camp fed the baby calf a bottle of milk. The calf stayed at camp all day and was given food and tons of attention. One of the Elders who looked after the baby named him Jeyo, which means bull-moose in Carrier.

Everyone agreed  Jeyo would be best with his mother and took him back to where he was found. They hoped that mom would return for him during the night. When they went back in the morning Jeyo was still there and Mom had not returned..

Jeyo was taken back to the community where he spent a night at the RCMP compound and was looked after until a permanent home, suitable for a new born calf, was found.

The following day Jeyo was taken to the Northern Lights Wildlife Society where he is doing well. He will be rehabilitated and re-released into the wild when he is ready.

The RCMP would like to remind everyone that if you happen upon wildlife and it “appears” to be abandoned do not immediately interfere. Mom could be close by and the baby may not actually be abandoned.


Jeyo thanks the people of the Carrier Nation for saving his life.


      No kidding. It’s a wild animal, leave it alone.

looks really cute, would like to pet it

The Carrier members from Takla Landing did the right thing–attempted to return the calf to the area the Cow had left it. And when that didn’t work out, they did the right thing for the calf by setting the wheels in motion for it to go to the Northern Lights Society. Good Job!

    They – Anybody should not of touched it the first time and just left the calf and the Mother would of returned.

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