RANGELEY, Maine — A motherless baby moose found wandering around a ski area has a new home at a wildlife rehabilitation center in western Maine.
The orphaned moose has been spotted around Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley since October. It was dubbed “South Branch Suzie” because it frequented the resort’s South Branch skiing area.
Saddleback officials say they always saw the moose alone but assumed her mother was nearby. Lately, though, Suzie had been showing up in condo doorways, and people had taken to petting her and posing with her for pictures.
Jenn Farmer, wife of Saddleback’s general manager, says the Second Chance Wildlife Center in New Sharon has taken in the moose. Suzie is expected to stay there until spring, when she will be released back into the wild.