Wildlife Conservation Center Mixes Moose Calves and Baby Musk Ox
PORTAGE - The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center has quite a few new additions this year - including three orphaned moose calves and two baby musk ox.
Two of the moose calves were found in the Kenai area, while the other came from Talkeetna.
The musk ox babies are the first to ever be bottle-fed at the center. Staff members decided to put the animals in the same enclosure to see how the species behave around each other.
They say this is the first time this has ever been done
”They're doing great,” said lead intern Erin Leighton. “The first few days there was some separation, but now they all sleep together, and hang out together and it seems to be going great.
Staff members say they’ll keep the animals together as long as they keep getting along.
Two orphaned moose calves will eventually be transferred back to a center in Kenai, but the musk oxen will call the conservation center their permanent home.