Watch Baby Bullwinkle Take His First Wobbly Steps Just Minutes After Being Born
Last Sunday, a mama moose gave birth to twins in the backyard of a home in Anchorage, Alaska.
Victoria Hickey and Sarah Lochner captured the video, which shows the mother moose taking care of a newborn calf while the moose gives birth to its twin.
Within a couple minutes, the calves are clean and trying to stand. By the end of the video, they’re already trying to take their first steps.
If the mother seems like a pro at giving birth, it’s because she’s done it before a number of times. According to the man speaking off camera, the moose has returned to the same yard for the last six years to birth her calves. (Source)
Female moose, or cows, give birth to one or two babies in the springtime after an eight-month gestational period. The nutrient-rich milk provided by the mother help the calves grow quickly and they are often weaned off the milk within six months.