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Moose befriends zookeeper in Norway

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 01:21

July 18 - An unlikely couple, a Norwegian zookeeper and a wild moose, form a family bond. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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It's an unlikely friendship, but a bond that will last a lifetime. Three years ago, Svea the moose was separated from her mother in the fjords of Nesbyen, Norway, and by chance, wandered into the care of zookeeper Anne Grete Lindvik. Svea not only found a home at Langedrag park where Lindvik works, she found family. (SOUNDBITE) Anne Grete Lindvik, zookeeper, saying (Norwegian): "She means a lot to me. I usually say that she is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. To have a close relationship to a wild animal - she never had a moose mother, but she has me. It's like you feel it in your heart. It's touching." Since then, their family has grown. Svea is now a mother herself and Lindvik, in some ways, is now a grandmother. In fact, if Svea is apart from Anne Grete for long, she will jump and make noises - behavior that experts say is used to call for mother. Kilmeny Duchardt, Reuters.

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Moose befriends zookeeper in Norway

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 01:21