This story was originally published February 27, 2020 in the e-blast newsletter to Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s membership.
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Banner photo Watson October 2019. Credit: L. Caskenette
Original Story: Watson Arrives
Watson the Moose ❤
Is growing like a weed! The little orphaned moose calf that came into the Preserve’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre this past summer, after his mother was struck and killed by a vehicle, is pretty grown up now at almost 10 months old.
He’s been learning to live the life of a moose – browsing for food and ruminating alongside our other 3 resident moose including JB, Jesse and our 11 year old bull moose in the 36 acre marsh habitat.
You can see Watson’s small developing antler nubs. When spring truly arrives those will start to grow at an impressive rate. We’re all excited to see Watson continue to grow healthy and strong!
2020 Photo Updates below
In 2020 Watson, L to R: grew his first velvet-covered set of antlers August 2020; shed the velvet September 2020; gathered snow October 2020.
Manager of Visitor Services
Lindsay joined the Wildlife Preserve team March 2014. Originally from Ontario, she came to the Yukon in search of new adventures and new career challenges. Lindsay holds a degree in Environmental Studies with honours from Wilfrid Laurier University and brings with her a strong passion to share what nature, animals and the environment can teach us.