The calf was trapped in a wire fence, but appears to be fine now

A moose calf trapped in a wire fence was rescued thanks to the owner of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society. Angelika Langen and her husband, Peter, rescued the young moose just outside of Smithers B.C. on Tuesday.

She told CBC Kelowna that when they approached the moose, the calf's mother showed up. "It stopped us cold in our tracks ... moose can be quite dangerous when protecting their young," she said.

Langen said that the mother was not aggressive and they noticed she had been tagged. She said she read the number on the tag and the name "Rain" and knew immediately it was one of the moose her organization, Northern Lights Wildlife Society, had rehabilitated a few years ago.

"Rain calmly stood by our side as we cut her son out of the fence and helped him back on his feet," she said. Langen said she examined the leg of the calf and there were no open sores or broken bones.

"He was exhausted but other than that he was perfectly all right." After 45 minutes, the calf walked away with his mom.

Later that night, Langen and her husband went looking for Rain and the calf. They were happy to report to CBC Kelowna that they found them and both are doing fine.

Responses to "Moose calf rescued and reunited with mother in Smithers (PHOTOS)"

  1. bmfilip2 says:

    That is so sweet. Thank you

  2. C Dahlman says:

    Thank You so much for helping that precious baby! So happy to see them back together, the way it should be! Moose are the most beautiful creature on this earth!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This was something I accomplished when I lived in Anchorage.
    Michael Gardner

  4. Anonymous says:

    Are they housed in an enclosure? If not, what if RAIN just walks up to some one else? what if it is hunting season? why is Rain so habituated to being around people? Very nice what you did for her baby, very very nice indeed. Just can't help wonder about her tameness. That man literally petted her neck. Not good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. pilvikki says:

    anonym: it was explained that Rain was a rescue!

    so chill, they know what they're doing.

  6. Ria Hotting says:

    NLWS staff and volunteers does very good work for the wildlife, i visit them a few times and my daughter is a long time volunteer there. Thanks for share this art. You can learn more about them on

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