Oct 21, 2021 - Business
Meet Strawberry, the Columbus Zoo's new baby moose
A close-up of a moose calf's face near a tree branch
Strawberry, an orphaned moose calf from Alaska, will now call Columbus home. Photo: Grahm S. Jones/Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has taken in an orphaned moose named Strawberry from Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Her name was inspired by the road where she was found alone, Strawberry Road.

She's estimated to be 4-6 months old, but the baby is hardly small: 5 feet tall, 390 pounds.

Why it matters: Wild moose are increasingly facing threats, including habitat destruction and being struck by cars. The Alaska Zoo is at max capacity and couldn't take another orphan.

👋 Say "hi" to Strawberry in the zoo's North America region.

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