Maine Wildlife Park’s announced the death of their oldest moose "George" in a somber Facebook post on Thursday.
George lived to be nearly 15-years-old when he died of old age this week, according to the sanctuary. He was a beloved moose ambassador and icon who was seen by more than 1 million visitors.
Born in May 2004, George was taken in by the sanctuary as a calf along with his sister when they were found without their mother on the banks of St. John River.
Although he arrived in Maine Wildlife Park in questionable health, George surpassed some of the oldest captive moose in the world. The 14-year-old animal was even the oldest moose to ever live in the sanctuary.