Arnold, the male moose calf, who arrived at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on June 12th, 2018. He was discovered orphaned off of DeArmoun Road in Anchorage where his mother was hit by a vehicle. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game transferred Arnold to AWCC, where he received a health assessment and put in the immediate care of our animal care staff. He is becoming a handsome bull and is starting to grow his first set of antlers.
Only males or bull moose have antlers. Most male moose calves develop bony knobs on their heads by the end of their first summer. After the first year, they grow antlers every summer and shed them during the winter.