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Sad news from the moose ranch

Posted by
ursulakatariina (Ed, Sweden) on 19 January 2014 in Animal & Insect.

Yesterday I went to see the elks again and heard sad news. The two young calves have both died (calf 1, calf 2), the other just day before yesterday. Nobody knows what happened to them but the rancher told they had died peacefully and no signs of any illness has been found from the dead ones or those who are still alive.
But, there is always something good too, three, possibly four of the cow elks are pregnant so at best they'll have eight new little calves coming in May.


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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It was nice "to hear" the news. Whenever they are not good, but they are waiting for the cows are happy news. The picture of the moose appearance is friendly, at least I think so.

19 Jan 2014 5:04am

@Jypyä Pop: She is a very friendly elk and maybe a little sad too - it was her calf that died in Friday afternoon.

Devi from Chennai, India

That's sad.
But then life and death happen as destiny!!
Happy news of the pregnancy though!!! May there be more healthier elks...

19 Jan 2014 7:33am

@Devi: Yeah, it's the way nature works... I sure hope they'll have loads of little healthy calves in May. :)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Nice picture! It's a shame that there's been adversity, hope, new entrants are healthy and stay fit!:-))Haleja.

Happy Sunday ,for both of you!

19 Jan 2014 8:18am

@Oiva: Thank you.
I hope the new ones will be healthy and strong.

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Nice portrait, shame about the calves

19 Jan 2014 11:14am

@Christine: Thank you.

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Very sad news, but this cow looks amazing!

19 Jan 2014 11:27am

@The Mouse: She is amazing... There were no fences between me and her and still I didn't feel need to be afraid as she was behaving so nicely all the time.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Oh that is very sad about the young ones. This is a handsome close up of this adorable face!

19 Jan 2014 6:20pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What sad news indeed, this is such a beautiful animal...I will hope for better things to come for the unborn AND for the mama!

19 Jan 2014 8:11pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks, Denny. I hope the same for them.

alex centrella from California, United States

a great capture . .

19 Jan 2014 11:26pm

@alex centrella: Thank you!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


20 Jan 2014 8:16am

@Dimitrios: Thank you!

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
1/60 second
ISO 400
9 mm