Moose visits man who saved her every day

Caregivers come in all shapes, sizes and in this case - species.

When Erikas Plucas found a two-week old baby moose lying outside his gate - he knew he needed to do something.

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The moose was scared and dangerously skinny.

He told the Dodo that people kept telling him to leave the moose alone. But instead of turning her over to local hunters he kept her and named her Emma.

Plucas bottle fed her, gave her leaves and helped her get rid of the flies that were embedded in her fur.

Thanks to Plucas's love and affection Emma grew up to be a big strong moose.

Eventually she was reintroduced to the forest but that didn't stop her from coming back to visit Plucas.

Now he says he hasn't seen her in about a month. But he followed her trail and is pretty sure she met another moose - so he doesn't expect to see her until the spring.

Something tells us she's definitely coming back.

Baby zoo animals around the world
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Baby zoo animals around the world

These babies, named Sri Kandi (left) and Arjuna (right) were born at Tierpark, Berlin, Germany. They made their debut on 5 March 2012.

Clinging to his mum, baby Changi meets his public  for the first time at Krefeld Zoo, Germany.

This little rhino, named Male, was born in January. He's pictured here with his mother, Mana, at Magdeburg Zoo, Germany.

The zoo at Tierpark in Berlin celebrated the birth of a litter of four dingo babies in January.

Only a few days old, this baby giraffe, named Kimarle, peaks out from her enclosure at the ZOOM Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. The 170cm tall giraffe was born on March 9.

A one-month-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Qingdao Forest Wildlife Park, China.

A two-week old baby gorilla is cuddled by her mum, Mumba, a Western Lowland Gorilla, at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, Kent.

Born at Cincinnati Zoo,  US, this one-month old hedgehog is being hand reared by keepers until it is old enough to be included in the zoo's outreach programme.

Ludwig the baby elephant is clearly happy to be out and about at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich.

These cuties were born in February at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

This cub was born prematurely at Toronto Zoo. His mum rejected him soon after he was born, so he was cared for by staff at the zoo. Here he is making his debut in February.

This six-month old baby Western Lowland Gorilla is seen here enjoying the spring sunshine with her mother at Dublin Zoo.

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