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Say hello to Strawberry, the orphaned baby moose who has found a new home in Columbus

Say hello to Strawberry, the orphaned baby moose who has found a new home in Columbus

Jack McLaughlin

An orphaned moose calf has been relocated to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.

And she’s really, really cute.

The baby moose, Strawberry, was a common sight around an Anchorage, AK neighborhood this summer. When her mother went missing, residents reacted, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game assisted in her relocation. 

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While some might think her name is a play on the popular dessert, strawberry mousse, this actually isn’t the case. According to the Columbus Zoo, she was named after the street in Anchorage she would often populate: Strawberry Road.

 Standing just over 5 feet tall and weighing just shy of 400 pounds, Strawberry is eating well and settling nicely into her new surroundings, according to the Zoo.

And guess what: You can catch a peek of her as well. She’s currently housed in the Moose Yard, across from the reindeer habitat. She’s still undergoing a mandatory quarantine period, but will soon be introduced to the Zoo’s other resident female moose, Bertha.

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