Wildlife

DWR relocates calves of moose killed earlier this week on SR-224

PARK CITY, Utah — The two calves of a female moose that was struck and killed earlier this week on SR-224 have now been relocated by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR).

Witnesses reported seeing the two moose lingering by the side of the road near their mother’s body before it was removed on Wednesday, and crossing the busy road even after.

According to a Facebook post from the DWR, the moose calves were relocated to a habitat in central Utah.

“After a cow moose was hit and killed on Highway 224 in Park City recently, her twin calves remained near the busy highway, creating a dangerous situation for motorists and the calves,” said a statement from the DWR. “Fortunately, our biologists successfully located, captured and relocated these calves — which are old enough to survive without their mother — to more suitable moose habitat in central Utah.”

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