Alaska Wildlife Rescue provides moose rescue throughout Alaska. The main species of moose that is rescued is the Alaskan-Yukon moose:
The species of moose that is native to Alaska is the Alaskan-Yukon. These moose are most abundant in burned down areas of land, which cultivate a lot of Willow, Birch, and Aspen shrubbery. They can also be found on plateaus and along major rivers in Southcentral and Interior Alaska. Males are predominately larger than females and can weigh up to 1,600 pounds. The Alaskan- Yukon makes seasonal movements to rutting, breeding, and wintering areas. Furthermore, due to a large number of vehicle collisions, predators, hunters, and widespread human development, this species need for rescue is essential for their safety and survival.
More information about Alaskan Moose can be found at
By Phone: 907-290-3123
It is not unusual for a calf to be separated from its’ mother for a period of time. The cow will often leave its’ calf somewhere they believe to be safe. It is important to note that most of these calves are not orphaned and do not need rescue. The mothers are often nearby, and are known to charge if they feel that their babies are being threatened. At any rate, if you are concerned, please contact Alaska Wildlife Rescue for further assistance.
- Is the baby moose near a busy road?
- Can you see its mother nearby?
- Are there any predators nearby, dogs included?
- Can a picture be taken safely?
- Is the baby wet or shivering?
Injured moose pose safety hazards because they can easily become aggressive when they are in a frantic state. Additionally, the noises of an injured moose can attract predators, like brown bear and wolves, which can also endanger anyone in the surrounding area. If you come across an injured moose, please call Alaska Wildlife Rescue, immediately. It is important to keep your distance from the animal until further assistance arrives.
- Is the moose near a busy road?
- Do you see any obvious injuries?
- Is the moose lying down or standing?
- Are there any calves nearby?