Update on the Poor Little Moose I Posted About Yesterday

June 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM Leave a comment

It turns out that the poor little moose who got caught in a skate park in the mountains west of Boulder that I posted about yesterday died:

(Image via DailyCamera.com)

The young moose that wandered into a Nederland skate park on Wednesday died from hyperthermia, or overheating, officials said today.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton said a necropsy was performed on the young bull moose. The results showed the moose was otherwise in good condition and appeared to have died from overheating due to the stress of getting stuck in the skate park and then being tranquilized and moved.

Staff at the Nederland Teen Center reported that the moose was in the bowl of the skate park around 11 a.m. Wednesday. Officials believe the moose, who was about a year old and weaned, was headed for Barker Reservoir when it got startled by some people fishing and ran back toward the skate park, where it then became stuck.


Awe.  Too bad.  Sad.




Entry filed under: Animals (Other Than Us).

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