Moose might be solitary creatures by nature, but one animal has struck up an unlikely friendship with a Norwegian woman.
Anna-Grete Lindvik came across Svea three years ago when she was orphaned at just two days old when her mother was scared off by a dog in the woods.
The young animal managed to find her way to Anna-Grete’s nature park – and the pair have been inseparable ever since.
“She means a lot to me. I usually say that she’s 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.”
Anna-Grete thought the young moose wouldn’t survive the rough winter alone, so took her into her house where they slept side-by-side by the fireplace.
Now Svea has her own calf who Anna-Grete is also bonding with.
She said many visitors to the nature park do a double-take when they see the unlikely pair taking a stroll through the woods.
“I get different reactions. Most just stand there speechless. You can see their chins dropping down.”
This is adorable. So strange for this wild animal to form such a bond with a human. It clearly benifits both parties though!