Watson Grows

Watson Grows

Watson Grows

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.

Lindsay Caskenette

Lindsay Caskenette

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.

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Watson Thrives

Watson Thrives

Watson Thrives

This story was originally published September 13, 2019 in the e-blast newsletter to Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s membership.

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Banner photo Watson September 2019.  Credit: J. Paleczny Video

Next update:  Watson Grows

 Watson the moose calf is thriving! This moose was admitted to the Preserve’s rehabilitation centre earlier this spring after his mother was struck and killed by a vehicle. This week we introduced him out to a publically view-able exhibit. Watch along here as Watson makes the journey to his new temporary home and introduction to his new moose family. He’s double in size thanks to endless hours of care by our Veterinarian and Animal Care staff.

Lindsay Caskenette

Lindsay Caskenette

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.

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lindsay@yukonwildlife.ca

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Watson Arrives

Watson Arrives

Watson Arrives

This story was originally published June 14, 2019 in the e-blast newsletter to Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s membership.

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Banner photo June 2019.  Credit:  L. Caskenette

Next update:  Watson Thrives

If you’ve been following along with local media, you’ll know by now that we have a couple pretty cute moose in our Wildlife Rehabilitation and Research Centre. It’s unusual for us to receive two moose within a couple weeks of each other, especially one from Faro and one from Watson Lake. The two appear to be constant companions. Thanks to the expert care of Dr. Maria Hallock and our Animal Care staff, the moose are eating well. But the road ahead is still uncertain – these moose are going through a stressful, challenging experience. We’ll keep you updated as they grow and develop!

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In the meantime, we could use your help. The costs of care are not insignificant. Your gift will help us give them (and other animals in need) the best possible veterinary care – and get them back on their feet or wings!

Faro and Watson, July 2019.  Rehabilitation of orphaned moose calves is notoriously challenging.  Sadly, Faro passed away July 6 due to health complications,even as Watson continued in good health as he grew and developed strongly.

 

Lindsay Caskenette

Lindsay Caskenette

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.

867-456-7400
lindsay@yukonwildlife.ca

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