Moose dies after getting lost in Orléans: Ottawa police

Ottawa police say care was given to the animal but that it died due to the stress of the incident. Ottawa Police Service

Ottawa police say a moose has died after getting lost in Orléans on Tuesday morning.

According to police, the animal seemed to have succumbed to exhaustion and stress after a several-hours-long ordeal that saw the moose tranquillized and transported out of the suburb.

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Police say care was given to the moose in the form of water and oxygen but that she just couldn’t handle the ordeal.

Rolling road closures were put in place as the moose made its way through the neighbourhood, with residents in the area lighting up social media with photos of the animal.

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This isn’t the first instance of a moose on the loose in Ottawa. Last year, a moose made its way onto the Queensway and later had to be destroyed as the injuries it suffered as a result of being hit by a car were too catastrophic.

In that instance, the moose’s remains were donated to the Algonquins of Ontario. The Ministry of Natural Resources has yet to confirm if this will occur again.

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