A 1-month-old elk calf who lost her mama in a car accident is doing well and thriving in her new home at Bearizona.
On June 10, the elk calf, (appropriately named “Lucky") was delivered and rescued by firefighters and volunteers after her mother was hit by an SUV on I-40.
The driver of the SUV was unharmed, but the mother elk died from the impact.
The baby was then taken by a Prescott family to Bearizona in the back of their motorhome, at the request of public officials.
While there, Lucky received round-the-clock care from staffers and vets as she recovered from her ordeal.
A month later, the calf is almost fully recovered from her dramatic entry into the world, and is on display in her new home in the Williams wildlife park, Bearizona.
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Lucky is the twelfth wild animal rescued this year by Bearizona.
Lucky is on display along with a recently rescued 2-month-old pronghorn fawn.
Jessie, the fawn, was displaced and then unable to be safely reunited with her family by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The public can see the two together in their new home at Bearizona beginning this week.
Bearizona's mission is to rescue wild animals in need of new homes and promote conservation by inviting visitors to view wildlife in spacious, natural environments. The park has rescued four black bear cubs, two elk, one pronghorn and five otters to date in 2018.
For more information, visit www.bearizona.com.
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