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Moose has been relocated to a sanctuary

With assistance from a wildlife sanctuary, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has safely relocated a female moose.

The moose, which had created quite a sensation in the Lorne Road area of Nairn Centre over the last month, was relocated to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Rousseau, Ontario last Friday.

Sanctuary spokesperson Kevin de Cock says she has settled in and has started eating, which is a good sign.

He says her treatment has included deworming and they are keeping a close eye on her health since they were told people fed her and that can have long-lasting effects on moose.

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De Cock says she is now eating natural browse and moose pellets, which are nutritionally sound for the animal.

The cow had become used to humans and had to be removed due to the danger to herself and to motorists along Highway 17.

He says depending on how well she adjusts, the cow will either be released in the wild or may end up staying at the sanctuary for the rest of her natural life. 

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